Last night I went on a three mile run in Central Park before my Pure Barre class. There weren’t that many runners out there – I guess 38 degrees is too cold for people?
As I was running I would choose certain people and see if I could pass them. I think most people do this when running to stay motivated and keep a good pace.
I passed this one girl who was going at a pretty fast pace and decided that I would lose her on the upcoming incline. I did, and kept at it until the decline which would be the “rest” slower part of my run. As I was about to finish my first lap I heard her coming up behind me. I could tell she had made an effort to catch me and by her breathing this was the last leg of her run – I could tell she was running out of steam.
And for some reason I could not let her pass me. I just couldn’t do. I know I’m competitive but sometimes it’s a little crazy. I sped up, she didn’t pass me and her run was over…
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you not care/not be so competitive?
Striving to be the best isn’t a bad thing, but why did couldn’t I let this unknown girl pass me?!