We are in week four of my training program, and I must admit, I have slacked a bit. I still got my running miles in for the week, but I have slacked on the cross and strength training. Yesterday I wasn’t feeling the greatest so I missed my evening group training run. I do look forward to meeting up with everyone and the group makes it a lot more fun. I decided to honor my body and stay in.
Being that I missed Wednesday, I had to get my run in the next day. I had meetings in the morning and I got home later than I thought from them. I had wanted to get out by 2:00pm. When I got home my head was filled with “to do” items from the meeting. I changed into my running clothes, and told myself, “catch up on the e-mails and phone calls you have to do now and the rest can wait until after your run.” I put a time limit – I could work until 3:30 and then I had to run.
I listened to myself and 3:30 I was out the door. I still wasn’t feeling it, and again negotiated with myself, “ok, if I just do one mile, out and back, at least I would have two miles in for the day.” Better than nothing.
I got to one mile, and thought, I can do this and I kept running. I ran 3.5 miles. My longest run to date. I felt so proud of myself after I got done…and then I thought, why do I drag my feet when I know I will feel so good after?
Bonus of my run – enjoying the beauty around me. I had to stop to capture these two pics! Enjoy.