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BMO Okanagan Marathon 10k
I ran my personal best 10k today, with a chip time of 52:22. Everyone I know wants me to know how big of a deal this is, but it really isn’t. Don’t get me wrong, though: I’m by no means suggesting that I’m not happy with my new PR. All I’m saying is that there isn’t anything innately extraordinary about running 10k.
Anyone can do it. I really believe that. The only differences between us laypeople and the elite professionals: they have been doing it longer, they have been training harder, and someone is paying them to do it. I firmly believe that anyone is capable of doing extraordinary things; it’s just that the majority of us don’t realize our own potential, myself included.
I am thrilled that I smashed my former PR, by over ten minutes. I am scared though, that for my next 10k, I will be faced with a different measuring stick.
So I have a choice to make. Do I rest on my laurels, having achieved a new standard?
At the same time, I don’t know what I’m capable of, and there is only one way to find out. For me, the choice is simple. I shall continue to push myself, and see what I am capable of. I encourage you to do the same.