After my asthma attack on Friday in which I needed to leave work early, I knew my scheduled run distance was going to be changed. I spoke to my coach and he told me that I need a mental break run. He told me to run “partially naked”. My new goal was just run for 3hrs. To listen to my body and don’t push my lungs.
So my alarm was set for 4:50am. My hydration pack was ready to go and my nuun was made. I set out to my starting point and just started running. I previously mapped out a plan for the “distance” run earlier in the week so I figured this AM I’d just start it and run the previously planned route. I had a ride lined up so where I end at the 3hrs someone would pick me up.
I find it peaceful to run through my towns quiet streets with the lights still on. Trust me I was a rebel and ran down the middle of the road.
I remembered why I also hate running in the streets and no on paths/parks. I don’t do sidewalks at all. It kills my body. My knees hurt which they never ever do. It was horrible. So next long run will not have sidewalks.
I loved watching the sunrise. I counted 11 little bunnies and 3 deer’s that crossed my path.
I have had some hip pain a couple of weeks ago on my right side. Last year it was my left. So I’ve stretched it out. Heat to it and now going to try ice. But I know I need to see either massage therapist or Dr. Ashley.
So Sunday I went 18kms. Not my best time not my worst but I did it. Marathon training is more of a mental game this time around. Next week I will be back on track for speed. This is me. This is my speed. I’m not a “perfect” runner and you can’t compare me to anyone else
During my run I received this message from a fellow team nuun member;
This was exactly what I needed. This amazing woman wrote me today of all days and it was what clicked. The hard times are not going to last and she believes in me. No way in hell now am I giving up.
I know that in the end I have it in me to be a marathoner. I will accomplish this.
October 14 will be here soon and I have stepped up my game. I’m out of my funk.
Also I think I’m going to switch up my shoe game. Stay tuned on that!