Just another woman trying (over and over again) to do it all and get healthy in the process
June 18, 2010
I got my 1.5mile run in this afternoon totally unexpected. My mom came by so I took advantage. I was rather hesitant at first because it was 89 degrees out and I had pretty much had NO WATER all day. Not the best combo. I was worried I would not only struggle through the run, but because I wasn't hydrated, I was worried about the rest of the day (headache, exhaustion, etc...)
But..... I went anyway and I am SO glad I did. It was hot, but the humidity was down and it was ONLY a 1.5 mile run. I figured, "I can do it for TWENTY minutes no matter how tough (or hot) it is!" I also thought about something that my old running coach, R, told me....
On race day, after you have trained and trained, no matter what the weather is - rain, heat, or otherwise - you will not skip the race because you've worked hard to get there so..... you should train the same way. Get out and do your runs, no matter what.
That really motivated me because my next "scheduled" race is in August - not exactly the coolest month of the year. It is very possible that it could be super hot that day.
Here is a picture I took before I headed out. Not sure why, but it came out pretty funny....
The run was pretty good. I was glad it was only 1.5 because as I was finishing up, the sun felt like an oven on my arms and back. In my rush out the door, I forgot sunscreen and am very glad that I did not burn.
When I get out for these runs that seem impossible or destined to be "the hardest run ever", it feels so so good after. Better than the others because I doubted myself from the start. I love proving ME wrong almost more than proving others wrong.
When you are faced with a run (or race) that seems impossible, what motivates you to get out the door?
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~John Bingham, running speaker and writer