Pretty OK spot to have started my longest run so far:
@eldang how far did you run?
@vector 2.4 miles, in over half an hour. It's my first run >2 miles or >30 mins, and I'm hoping to do a 5K soon.
@eldang Proud of you! Getting up to 5k can be tough, but you can do it!
@vector Thank you! There's one in 10 days that I like the idea of, but I'm not sure I'll quite be ready yet and I'd rather wait till I can enjoy it. 2.4 miles was a lot today.
@eldang @vector I have to confess that after having done a few now, I don't really love 5Ks. It's cool if it's for a good cause and cooler if I have someone to talk to, but if I'm out for seeing what my best time is and going as hard as I can - it just freaking hurts and is humiliating to be passed effortlessly by pre-teens and it's so much further than you think. I'm pretty over it, as you can tell!
@compostablespork @vector I feel much the same about basically any event that makes physical activity competitive. I'm interested in 5K runs that are very uncompetitive but where having a crowd will hopefully help me keep going, and I won't be at all surprised if after one or two I stop feeling like doing organised runs.
@eldang oh wow, beautiful! what is the snowy mountain on the other side?
@distel Tahoma / Rainier, or what I'm usually referring to if I talk about _the_ Mountain.
@eldang oh yes, that's so legitimate :)
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