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Training and pushing through

So last week I ended with a solid 22 miles. Thought it was a bit off from my projected 30 miles, I was happy with it. All my runs were solid and I worked on hills and getting my runs in back to back which will help with my ragnar legs.

Then this week started and this week I plan on getting my 30 in. I started with a 2.5 mile run last night with B and my legs were literally TRASHED. I felt like I ran a marathon the day before, which is weird since I hadn’t run since Saturday. I thought it was weird but I figured it was just a flop. I had a 7 miler this morning to finish and when I started running  I was struggling. I knew it was going to be a long run. At mile 2, 3.5 and 4 I had opportunities to turn around and head home, but I stuck with it. I wanted to get it in even if it took me all morning.

It was a nice morning out, which made it a tad easier, but at mile 2 my legs were DEAD.

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I kept asking this over and over… What is wrong with you? Why is this happening? WHY!  This face pretty much sums up how I was feeling too.

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The mile started to tick by, but it wasn’t getting easier. I tried stretching, I tried breathing differently  but deep down I knew I would just have to keep pushing to get my miles in. I thought about the team I was going to be running with in a few weeks and how I am petrified of letting them down. I kept going and going even though I passed my house three more times and I was so tempted to stop. I tried to focus on the fact that I could run and that this crappy run would pay off come race weekend. The route I ran was pretty boring, but at least it was pretty!

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Finally, I rounded the last mile of my run and I haven’t felt that accomplished in a long time. I haven’t really struggled like I did on that run for a while, so I should have know I was due, but I was so glad I stuck with it and got it done. I thought about all the #runfor videos that I’ve seen thus far and thought about what I was running for this morning and it was for accomplishment. I am so glad that I didn’t give up and I got it done. Even when it’s hard, it’s worth it.

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xoxo

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