Just FYI: distance runs still suck.
What I'm learning about running is that sometimes you have good days, and sometimes you have less than good days.
What I learned today is:
1) I don't really like running in the rain
2) I like running with Josh better than by myself
3) running is 97% mental
I already knew that running is mostly in your head... yes, it's very phyisically demanding, but your mind always fatigues before your body. Once you allow yourself to start thinking negative thoughts like that you can't finish... you won't. And once you allow yourself to stop, even for a second, it makes it that much harder to get going again and that much easier to keep stopping.
I had my distance run today - 3.8 miles - and I didn't finish it. I made it a little over 3 miles. Half of me is tempted to be mad at myself for it, and the other half of me realizes that I've run almost 6 extra miles this week... 2 extra running days... and my legs are extremely sore and I probably need a break. I'm still proud of myself for those 6 extra miles, but I just wish I could have finished my run today. I might re-do it again on Sunday because I hate the fact that I didn't do it, even though I know 3 miles is still good. I'm not the most competitive person in the world, but I get competitive against myself... I like to improve and get better each time and I hate not accomplishing the goal.
So I'm kinda bummed about my run today and it doesn't help that I am surrounded by lazy dogs where ever I go... it's either Tobey at my house or Kosmo at Josh's...
They're not very motivating to go run. They really make me just want to curl up on the couch with a good book or a Lifetime movie and some hot chocolate and call it a day. Good thing they're cute :)
So I came home and made myself some good ol' PB&J and a glass of milk for lunch. I felt like I was 6 again and it made everything better.
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." - Kenneth Blanchard