You better believe I had to get this shirt for Brooke.
Jess and I met early to hit the trails. We did seven miles along the bench of the mountains and it was gorgeous but I am pretty sure we were either going straight up or straight down the entire run.
Good thing Jess was there to keep me from taking 10 trillion breaks. I hit up the gym afterwards and did 4 miles on the treadmill to make 11 miles for the day.
A lot of people ask me about hydration belts/bottles for running and I don’t really use one but Jess says that she absolutely LOVES this one and uses it every single run! You can find them HERE!
I’ve been trying to drink more water so every night I fill up these three water bottles and made a goal to finish all three throughout the day (I also have a glass of water with all of my meals).
Hooking people on the good stuff one day at a time.
I thought it would be interesting to see what the hardest part about running is for everyone!?! It’s easy to look through social media and see all of the successful runs/happy runs/people rocking their runs all of the time BUT I think it could help if we share the hard parts too so we know we aren’t alone. We can relate with each other and see how others get through the hardest parts and overcome them.
I’ll go first… the hardest part about running for me is:
-The first 1-2 miles. My body feels like it is stiff as a board, I think it literally creaks as I get warmed up. I wish I was still in bed during this first part and I really doubt myself if it is the first 1 or 2 miles of a hard workout or extra long run.
How I overcome the hardest part of running for me:
-Remind myself that my body always warms up and feels better after 15ish minutes. When I doubt myself I tell myself—> who cares if I finish or not… running isn’t my life and Brooke loves me no matter what:) I might as well put it all out there and try my hardest rather than quit early.
What’s the hardest part about running for you?
Race-day anxiety? Finding time to do it? Endurance? Speed? Running in extreme temperatures? Injuries? First, middle, end of a run? Getting out the door? Hills? Establishing a routine?
How do you overcome it?