My 2017 in km

Running is my outlet. Whether I need to let some steam off or re-energize myself, going for a run is always very high on my list. I’m by far not a fast runner as I keep struggling with exercise-induIMG_2128ced-asthma and interval training is simply not my favorite. But I get my but out there on a regular basis, no matter what the weather’s like. I just love to be outside, sucking the fresh air into my lungs, feeling my legs work and my head airing out. The latter is a main motivator for me – whenever I have stuff to process I run it off as I seem to be more honest with myself on my runs and thus find conclusions that are closer to my heart than if I simply sit and ponder. So if you’d ask me if I’m running from something I’d rather say I’m running towards something: A solution. Peace of mind.IMG_2274

Before 2017 whenever I joined a race I was mostly disenchanted – too many people, too nervous before the race, not properly prepared… whatever the reasons, it usually took me quite a while to get back on the track. But returning home from the USA I felt the urge to participate in a race with my running bud and best friend of several years. And as fate had it he asked me right around that time if I wouldn’t like to join him in a New Year’s race mid-January 2017. And that was the start to a crazy running season for me: I completed over 180km in 15 races! Seriously: Kudos to myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Run Date Distance km
Dietiker Neujahrslauf 1/14/2017 12.100
Leimentalerlauf 2/18/2017 15.000
Bremgarter Reusslauf 3/4/2017 11.000
GP Dรผbendorf 4/1/2017 10.000
Rotseelauf 4/8/2017 10.000
Rohrdorfer Frรผhlingslauf 5/6/2017 8.600
GP Bern 5/13/2017 16.093
Wรคdilauf 5/21/2017 10.000
Go-In-6-Weeks, Dagmersellen 5/24/2017 10.400
Murtenlauf 9/30/2017 17.170
Bรผrenlauf 10/14/2017 11.500
Swiss City Halbmarathon 10/29/2017 21.100
Augusta-Raurica-Lauf 11/12/2017 12.000
Allschwiler Klausenlauf 12/3/2017 10.000
TVE-Silvesterlauf 12/30/2017 6.800
15 181.763

Sam-Bรผrenlauf-2 (1)I’m not intent in surpassing the number of runs of mileage put into runs, not at all. In fact I think I’ll do a little less but you never know… I mean, the first two or three races are already set for 2018, the first two taking place in January… so hopefully off to a great start!IMG_4007

Q: Do you have any sports, reading, vacation, party or otherwise fun goals for 2018?

Whatever you do – take care and stay healthy!

Yours, S@m

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5 thoughts on “My 2017 in km”

  1. I love this, I’ve been really wanting to get back into consistent running this year. Even if just a few miles every few days. I’m a slow runner and used to let this bother me, but now I’m just happy to get out and move!

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    1. Hey B
      First off: Happy New Year and – I sincerely hope your kitty is doing better!! I read that you had to go through a rough patch over the holiday season so I hope all is getting better once again!
      Running is such a great way to let off steam, clear our head and staying strong and healthy. But most of all – it’s so much fun if you do it on your own terms. The sentence I cherished most last year was “No matter whether you’re a fast or slow runner, whether you run long or short distances – there’s one thing that unites all runners: The effort that we put into it and the very personal struggle each and every one has to overcome.” So I always picture other runners having to fight for their achievements just as hard as I have to, they may simply handle it differently.
      So good luck on your path back to being a runner! Scotland should offer you some awesome tracks ๐Ÿ˜‰

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