Today’s post is inspired by Tess…..
This comment helped me immesenly today after feeling like a failure because I could not muster up the energy to get up and run at the insane hour of the morning my alarm goes off. I reasoned with myself that maybe marathoning just wasn’t my thing anymore and that maybe just maybe I should step back the distance so I didn’t have to run as often.
I tried to enjoy the morning with the boys and not think about running. Before lunch I had the opportunity to go on a solo run. Even though I didn’t feel strong or particulary speedy I set off to run an easy 6.
After hitting a miles in the 7’s on the second mile I decided to attempt a tempo run with 3 miles at tempo pace. It wasn’t the fastest run ever but I am pretty proud of it. Proud of it because hours earlier I was feeling WEAK.
- Mile 1: 8:23
- Mile 2: 7:36
- Mile 3: 7:52
- Mile 4: 6:37
- Mile 5: 6:29
- Mile 6: 6:24
- Mile 7: 8:31
Running seems to always feel like a roller coaster to me. One day on top of the world – then next day barely slogging through the miles. I think that is part of the beauty of it. Every run is NOT great and some of them are downright crappy but in the end I never regret running. ever.
Today’s lesson was *for when I am weak, then I am strong*
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