I love the way that I feel the day after a race. I feel like I can accomplish anything 😄
Yesterday I ran 4.11 miles. It took me 57 minutes and it was raining the whole time (which I loved), but I RAN 4.11 MILES!!!
Before I started I had a little chat with myself and told my self that I can’t train for a half-marathon trying to run all these miles that I’m not used to at my normal 11-12 minute pace. It just can’t be done. That’s why it’s called “training” and it’s my first half-marathon. I just need to be able to finish it. Not pace my normal time.
I just have to stop being so hard on myself because it messes with my head and causes me to have bad runs and then get mad and question why I am even trying to do this.
So that’s what I did today. I just ran. Didn’t even think about it and just ran at a slower pace. And do you know what happened? I had a freaking AMAZING run and I felt even more amazing afterwards.
Today, however, I am opting to take a complete rest day. I’m just swapping my Saturday run for my Sunday rest day because I have been awake about 28 hours straight and I know that if I were to go for a run now, it wouldn’t be a good one and I would feel discouraged and yada, yada, yadda…you know where that’s going.
Anyway, it’s time to go to bed for the day because I’m back in less than 12 hours.