|This chart represents 57.7 miles for the month of March. It seems like it wouldn't, but there it is!|
IF I put my mind to it!
I am the queen of psyching myself out. I have been good about stopping for a walk break if I even feel just a little bit of discomfort. I will try to hang on until the next mile has come and take a walking break. I'm pretty good about walking...even though I'm not a fan of walking :)
So, my point is that in more recent weeks I have actually been able to hang on longer than I think I can and as a result I have been able to cover more distance before I decide that I need to walk. Now that we have done our first BIG running event for this year - Shamrock Half, I have gained some confidence and feel like I can do more now!
During our morning run yesterday I had the thought to do the 3 mile route, that Tom wasn't aware that we would be doing, without stopping. It took a lot of self talk of the positive nature for me to get up the hill AND to continue on to home. The hill isn't long, it's just in the last mile and I hadn't been able to continue on the last couple of times that I thought I might try.
I. DID. IT.
Yay for me!!! That is the second time now with the first time being in February. I'm pretty excited about this. I'm starting to actually feel like I'm a runner :)
Positive thinking is key. I try so hard to think positive, but sometimes the habits of bad runs gone by creep in and I feel like a loser again. Just need to run happy and not think too much...just enough to not make myself crazy.
Vancouver USA Half is up next!