Met some new friends at the gym today! They read this crazy blog and came up and said hello. I meet 99% of my friends via the internet.
10 mile progressive run today—> starting with an 8:12 mile and getting faster with each mile—> last 2 miles @ 6:58 and 6:47.
I felt awful for the majority of the run.
For me personally, I try to just push through the pain (not injury pain, just pain like tired legs, tired brain, soreness etc) and get the run done even if I don’t feel great. I am kind of a stubborn person and if I tell myself that I am going to do a certain run that day, then I just buckle down and do it. There are days that I just bag the run if I am feeling especially not in it but most of the time I try to tell myself to get to work and to be grateful that I GET to run.
Besides just pushing through the run and finishing it even if you are tired/not in it (which is great for mental toughness;)—> I also think that it is really important to acknowledge and analyze what is bugging you while you run and not just telling yourself to quit complaining. I like to do this because it helps me to learn from my mistakes. For instance, this morning I took some time while I was running to think about why I felt lame during my run: eating pure junk over the last few days (and more candy than a grown woman should ever eat;), sitting in a car a lot, lack of sleep, more diet coke than water etc.
Hopefully, analyzing what we are doing wrong helps us to recommit to doing things right the next time around so that our running feels better! Here’s to some better choices on my part!
The cutest older woman made Brooke’s day today. She stopped us and told us that she had a blue necklace in her purse that she has been waiting to give to a little girl that she thought would love it.
She gave it to the right little girl.
Back on the veggie bandwagon. My aunt’s house doesn’t have a fridge (it is a new house and it is coming soon) so we will mostly be eating out while we are here but luckily there are a bunch of healthy options nearby.
Went back for another….
Leave it to St. George to have their splash pad on in January. Brookie and I went on a walk after lunch (well, I walked… Brooke doesn’t have a walking gear… she pretty much runs everywhere) and hung out here for a bit.
Feel free to check out my latest post on Women’s Running HERE. I talk about taking care of ourselves first so that we can take care of others!
Do you ever feel selfish about your running?
How do you meet friends?
-Via the internet, at church or I creepily go up to people and start talking to them.
What were the causes of your last bad run?