I guess posting about failure helped me to run! I ran 8 miles tonight! Actually 8.3! I was having a rough day with my daughter so when my husband suggested meeting at the gym at 5 to swim, I said ok. I wasn’t gonna swim. I was gonna drop off my daughter with him and run- literally! I tossed a Nuun tablet in my glass and started hydrating like crazy!
I set my Nike+ app for 8 miles. And then while getting out of my car I was thinking “why do I run? It makes me so miserable!” But I dropped her off and headed out on my run. I was running around the lake at my gym, which is 2.3 miles around, so I had a few laps to make. I started out slow, thinking maybe I needed to slow down my pace. I hit a mile and was feeling good, so I told myself I would make it to 2, then turn around and keep turning around every time I hit another 2. But I just kept going. And I turned around at 4 miles, when my phone told me I hit the half way point! I was excited that I was feeling good! No side stitches and no pain! And my breathing was good and I was feeling hydrated!
Most of the day today, I was thinking about how I said I wouldn’t eat a Snickers until I ran 13.1 miles. And I was REALLY wanting a Snickers, so maybe this helped my motivation, lol!
I saw a lot of people on the path, and a few of them I saw a few times. I still smiled or waved every time. They did not. That’s sad 😦
I was so excited that my run was going well! Anytime I started to feel like I was slowing down, I told myself “you’re beautiful, you’re strong, you can do this! You grew a human being in you! You can do anything!” And it worked!
I didn’t bring any fuel with me, because I ate a pack of Jelly Belly Sport Beans on my way to the gym, and I was chewing my Glee gum. I had one bottle with Nuun in it, and the other had water. They were empty at the end, but I didn’t feel like I needed more for the run, so that’s good!
This was the beautiful scene at the end of my run! So gorgeous!
Don’t I look so happy? My legs are a little sore, I might be moving a little slow tomorrow, but I’ve renewed my faith in myself!
The foam roller is helping me out a lot tonight. And some ice.
The difference between tonight’s run, and the one from the other day is amazing! It’s really like night and day! I am hoping race day will be like today.
Do you have really bad days and wonder why you do it? Only to be followed by an amazing day?