As stated in my other blog, I think I'm finally "back together". I think I've been having out of body experiences for the past year! It's been 363 days since I fell and busted my knee which basically sent me on 6-9 months of recovery. Every time I thought I was better and could run, basically I would be in some sort of pain and back to recovery I'd go!
I've been pain free for the most part for a while. 3-4 months. But my head hasn't really been in the game. I have a runner girl sticker on my car and I tell everyone else how "they can do it!!"
But I haven't believed it about myself. I've run the C25K program at least 3 times in the past year! But getting over 4 miles has been the stumbling block. I committed myself to a 10K and a 15K this year, so I knew I had to start training. Scared to death, I decided I'd go back to Galloway Training....do his Half Program.
Even in the event I became injured or sick, I'd still have enough miles to run the 10K. Did I mention the 10K is in July! I'm in week 4 of Galloway Training! I'm 14 weeks out! LOL By Galloway Training Standards by the time I get to this race I should be running a Half!
I'll pause while you laugh at me! What kind of HYSTERICAL Plan is this??
Becki posted a workout yesterday; I saw it and thought, hey I'll try this! Ha! It's a KILLER workout! Wow, I even thought at one point that I was gonna hurl! I had a proud Jillian Michaels moment and kept going!
But as I did the runs, even at my slow pace, something happened. My belief that I CAN run, that I really meet the description of the sticker on my car, caught up to my feet. That same girl who just last year was invincible....returned.
I had my groove back. I felt good. I wasn't in pain or thinking about being in pain or so focused on my form and worrying about what I was doing that I was stuck. Mentally stuck anyway, even though my feet were moving!
I hear it from everyone, all of you and other runners. Shelly you can do it! You've got this! Especially in terms of running this 10K and 15K. To which I say I hope so.....I'll at least cross the finish line! WIth a half hearted smile.
Remember a few weeks ago I was so worried (scared really) about the creepy guy at the park? I have to wonder, who did I really fear? Him or me? Maybe he's just an excuse to "not be able to run"?
Well not anymore!!
Don't sell yourself short because you don't believe in yourself!! Find your inner runner girl and merge with her!! And perhaps until that happens....keep having out of body experiences!!
Just keep moving....one foot in front of the other!
You Can Do it!! It IS Possible!! I PROMISE!!!!!!!