|I'm loving the fact that the sun is up at 5am!|
I enjoyed my run here much more than last week. I think my attitude was such last week that I knew I was going to hurt the next day, and I ended up dreading going. I did hurt a little the next day, but not to the extent that I thought I would. Not like last year when I remember my hips hurting for days afterwards. I'm not dreading tomorrow at all, so I turned it all up a notch. I went all the way up, all the way down, half way up, and back down. A little over four miles total. I was thrilled with my 11:07 pace. I improved from the cautious 11:21 of last week. Now if I would just let myself really run going downhill it would greatly improve!
Now I'll be honest. I hurt. I had to do some serious talking to myself to get through those last couple of switchbacks. And I really had to talk sternly to myself about turning around at the bottom and starting over again... even though I knew I was only going 1/2 way that time, I knew I wasn't fresh and it would be
New goal... by the end of the summer, be able to run up and down all the way twice. A lot of this is mental. I know it's in me somewhere, I just have to find the motivation to get my body to do what it has the potential to do!
How do you change your attitude and gain motivation when running gets hard? I'd love to hear what others do!
As my Runner's World quote of the day email said this morning..."Every day is a good day when you run. " (Kevin Nelson, The Runner's Book of Daily Inspiration) Hope you have a fabulous running weekend!