This afternoon I ran in a t-shirt and shorts!! Circa 65 degrees.
I’m not going to beat myself up for not running earlier like I planned. I still ran!
I decided I would run five miles today and set that as my goal on my running app.
And I did it! In 1:36:42. My pace is still slow, but I hit my “long-run” goal!!
I can tell I’m changing, because my attitude about goals has changed. I used to set them about half a mile under what I wanted, in case I didn’t make it. Now I’ve raced enough that I know I can finish three miles.
So I upped the ante! I expected that I would make it happen. My confidence is growing.
I haven’t made it to five miles since 5/27/16, the Cinco de Miler race in Chicago. I remember I seriously considered quitting three times. I could barely run to the finish line.
I only did it because my friend Lisa asked me and encouraged me to run it with her.
Benny & Joon have nothing to do with this, I just like the song and video. 🙂
Today I just decided to go for it! I ran in a totally new direction, though I generally knew where I was and felt safe. I had time allotted, I was in no hurry.
I really enjoyed just seeing the trees and the paths. I made sure my phone was charged. I ended up exceeding my goal! And even with no bathroom breaks or water.
Then I went home, changed, and went to a party. My legs were sore, but I was happy.
It was so awesome to get there and mention, “I ran five miles earlier.”
Maybe a TAD obnoxious, but I earned it!