21 Oct Measuring Successes – What does good look like?
If you have read my blog you are aware that I am a recreational runner. I do it because it’s always a challenge, and I like challenges, and it affords me the flexibility in my diet. Ok, it affords me the ability to eat candy. I love candy.
The race results were posted later that evening and our listed times were 2-3 minutes more than what we had clocked. I was instantly defeated to hear 2:16:42. What? And my joy and pride of meeting my goal of 2:15 was gone…evaporated. Just like that, I lost.
I run, I like candy and I’m relentless. So I emailed the Race Director and the Results folks and discovered that there was an overall issue with the timings and it is suspected that all times were out approximately 2-3 minutes. Which means my time may be something like 2:14:42. Victorious again, justified and right. Good looked like 2:15 and I was back on track.