Watching people celebrate their first marathon or half, got me thinking about my first 5k! What several years of running and eating differently can do for the body eh?
I'm definately not that girl anymore, but a girl with a lot more guts! Amazing to see the physical and emotional weight that has been shed with running.
This past week I got on the dreadmill for my long run. (3miles) Honestly, I need to make peace with this thing because I hate it with a passion and I'm trying so hard to love it. It's making me stronger, it's making me faster and it's giving me a consistent pace. I was mad though when I had to stop.
I could feel my body just shutting down. My head was losing the game and I was out. No matter how much I tried to pull in, I was getting dizzy and I kept thinking you did 3 miles last week no problem, slowed my pace down, just kept getting more angry and more frustrated. I finally just hit the stop button and was DONE!
q: How do you accept junk training runs? What do you do to make yourself feel better on off days?