A friend shared this on his FB wall, and it really hit home today. I have successfully been a coach potato when I should be training. No wait, I have not been training to my level of expectations and opted for the ‘object at rest’ part of the program.
It has been a tough two weeks. Houston was COLD. Not that I haven’t seen cold before, but it was COLD! Below freezing temperatures and a non-heated, not insulated apartment contributed to my attempt at staying warm, and not my purposeful training.
And so today, I headed out to tackle three-miles.
This was by far one of the most difficult runs EVER! Not because 3-miles is tough, but because 3-miles is tough. Or can be. My feet hurt, my body hurt, i was hungry, i was thirsty, i was tired.............
And knowing I needed to reteach myself how to be comfotable being uncomfortable I ran. Slowly. But I ran.
I focused on tackling this, one step at a time. I focused on foot placement and picking up tempo and slowing down, and doing mini-sprints or strides randomly down the street, AND the last half-mile, I purposefully and intently picked up the tempo to challenge my run to the finish.
Because I am chasing down a BQ. And while the entire run was far from perfect, I was teaching myself to endure, to challenge, to commit and to make it happen.
It is a process. And tomorrow is another day to learn, amd to train. All of this will get me to the finish line. Even with socks!