Don’t ask me why, but I seem to struggle to remember something SOOO simple and something that is said SOOO often on running blogs . . .
YOU NEVER REGRET THE RUNS YOU DO, ONLY THE ONES YOU DON’T DO!
I honestly can’t understand why that lesson is not screaming in my head at least as loudly as ALL the excuses I can easily and quickly come up with to skip a particular run.
But today, in an attempt to achieve one more running thing in 2011, get to 600 miles for the year, I went for a run although I REALLY wanted to just go home and put on my PJs. I had 100 excuses to not run, but I convinced myself (after reading all of your awesome comments on my last post) that I would do 3 miles. (I probably wasn’t really quite THAT excited about doing this run, but I am “kinda” excited about getting to 600 miles).
. . . .DRUM ROLL PLEASE . . . .
total distance run: 4.67 MILES
It only took me ONE hour!
. . . .HIGH 5’s PLEASE . . . .
With only a handful of training runs completed since October (other than races) and a respiratory virus that just won’t stop making me cough (and sound like a phone sex worker . . . not that I would actually know what one sounds like). I feel pretty amazing about this run!!!!
I didn’t have a watch nor an interval timer but know I can’t just “run” – I have to do intervals (at least for now – hopefully some day I won’t have to). After a 3 song walking warm up (I figured that was pretty close to about 10 minutes), I ran a song then walked a song for the entire time. Why is that amazing – well . . . since September, I haven’t run more than 1 minute at a time (with the exception of THIS run a couple of weeks ago). It was challenging but kind of fun – a nice change from my normal intervals.