This morning I learned that I can run about as fast as a dog speed walking
During my long run, I passed a couple walking their dog. He was not on a leash and was casually trotting in front of the couple. It took me a while to pass him because his speed walking pace was about the same as my running but he’s a dog right?! He’s supposed to be faster than me! Sorry totally random and not really all that related to what I’m writing about today…
Lately, I have been having a lot of doubt in myself. I just feel like I’ve been stuck going 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I literally have no idea why I keep ending up sick every few weeks but it has been putting major set backs in my training. It makes the runs hard. When they are hard I start to doubt myself and think about how hard the run is. A few weeks ago, I talked about running being my cocaine. Running just hasn’t been all that enjoyable the past few weeks and I have just been searching for that high. I was starting to feel like giving up…Until this morning.
I had a GREAT run!
It was my farthest training distance ever (7.59 miles) but because I put several things in place, it turned out to feel good!
I carbed up yesterday
I got a good, full night’s sleep
I woke up super early to hit the road before the sun came up
I prepared a route in which I could make a water pit stop
I used Sport Beans (which seem to work really well for me so far)
I created a special playlist with my fave songs right now
It worked! I was able to not think about how much the run sucked and get to the point where it didn’t suck! Does that even make sense?! Probably not.
But I took a few seconds to take a picture of the sky this morning
“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”-Henry Ford