I remember at 11.8 miles, I thought "Okay, I really don't know if I can run anymore... what if I just walk the rest?" Then that voice inside my head told me to shut up and keep going. I am so glad I listened because I beat my goal of finishing in under 2 hours. I don't race for the competition against others. I race to show myself I can do it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment like no other.
Monday, September 5, 2011
I can't believe it's already September & Labor Day!! That means one thing(well, other than no more white pants/shoes)... COOLER weather. I love the nicer weather for many reasons but one of the BIGGEST is that is so much easier to run in. Going for a run in the fall is so much more calming that running in the summer. I noticed that this morning when I was out for a run. In the summer, the heat is unbearable unless you go early and you have to chug water the whole way. However, in the fall I can wake up and go at any time of the day and usually for further distances. This is why fall is perfect for training and races. I am running in the Hog Jog 10K this Saturday but my next race that I must start training for asap will be October 22nd. I am going to do another half marathon. I completed my first one back in April and it was probably one of the happiest days of my life. It is one of my biggest accomplishments and something I will never forget.