I'm not very fast so I try to have fun!

November 19, 2019

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Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016



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Running Accomplishments:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

8K - 41:49.9 / Turkey Trot 8K 2018

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

10K - 47:47.2 / Katie McBurnett 2019

Half-Marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.50 Month: 106.10 Year: 1880.31
Broooks Ghost 11 (4th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 527.66
Brooks Ghost 11 (5th Pair) Lifetime Miles: 162.86
Brooks Ghost 12 Lifetime Miles: 206.11
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Long Run: (suggested pace - 11:10)

Overall Average Pace: 10:46 (I was hoping for 10:30, but when I run into town I become really distracted. My pacing suffers. I need to stop doing this even though I LOVE running downtown!

Splits: 2 mi - 10:42 / 4 mi - 10:09 / 6 mi - 10:31 / 8 mi - 10:37 / 10 mi - 11:35 / 12 mi - 11:58 / 14 mi - 10:29 / 15.11 mi - 9:45


I have really struggled for the past month and a half with my running. I've lacked motivation. I've avoided and skipped races because I'm afraid of failure. I constantly worry about injuries. I could go on and on and on. I don't have the answers, but losing my fitness level, choosing avoidance, and allowing negative self-talk is not bringing me satisfaction either. For the time being, I have just resolved to keep pushing forward.

Brooks Ghost 12 Miles: 15.11
From Michael on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 10:05:15 from

Sounds exactly like my sister. She has lost her running mojo.

My advice to her, for what it's worth, was to stop following a training program and just run for the fun of it. Not having to worry about what some schedule tells you re: pace and distance frees you up to just get back to running for the fun of it. If there's no joy in it, nothing else follows.

From Nora Jo on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 17:24:14 from

That is good advice. I am so stressed during and after each run. I started running to relieve stress. After awhile,I fell in love with it. I need to get back to my roots, running just to run! Thanks for the friendly reminder.

From Tom K on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:20:47 from

But that is what pulls at us - on the one hand, you've got goals, paces to hit. On the other hand, you would rather run downtown and get distracted. Sometimes trying to hit goals wins, sometimes running for the sake of running wins. That is, like, everybody that runs.

Just keep plugging away at it!

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