I really didn’t want to get up for Wednesday’s morning run. I knew once I started I would feel better but knowing you have to run 7 miles before 7:30 am, is tough. When you start in the dark, it’s hard to imagine that when you get home you’ll have seen the sunrise and have been up for over an hour and half! As they say, you never regret a workout… but it’s starting that workout that’s so hard!
As I left this morning I knew once I was done, I would be feeling so much better and the miles started to tick by slowly. One mile, two mile, I knew at 3 miles I only had 4 more to go, and then it was just a 5K. Since high school I’ve always split my miles up like that because it makes it easier to think of shorter distances than longer ones.
My shoes finally bit the dust on this run, with over 450 miles on them, and I wasn’t running too fast but I was pretty tired by mile 6. I find that when I run in the morning I am more tired and slower than if I run in the evenings. I knew I had one more mile to get it done though, and that pushed me forward! This week I ran 22 miles, which is a great number for me right now! I also did two long runs to help prepare me for Ragnar and the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
I did come home to this though….
I finally have my confidence back and it feels so good to be getting back into a routine!