That right there is my official parkrun Personal Best time. I run 5km in 37 minutes and 49 seconds.
Some people might think that is fast, some people might think that is slow (because they can run it in less than 20 minutes) and to me, it is a time that I need to improve. I know I can go much faster than that and I need to get it down to at least 35 minutes.
That is what I tried to do last Saturday. To run 5km under 35 minutes. Did I do it? Unfortunately, NO. I felt deflated when I got my email results. All that effort and I was off by 2 minutes. Thankfully, the running community that I am in is so supportive. I instantly got messages from my running buddies to never give up and try again the next week, and just like that I was determined again to try again. I will keep trying until one day, I will beat my own personal best. :)
I am not competitive at all, and I think that is why all my life, I have been pretty happy with what I have. I think that has to change. I need to compete with myself from time to time because I know I can do better.
So, I am putting it out there that by the end of this year, my goal is to reduce my personal best by 2 minutes. Wish me luck.