Thursday, October 04, 2012
I used to run as part of my weekly cardio. It was MUCH harder than the elliptical for me, and I sweated my butt off. But I did it b/c it was a change up and it was different.
Then I bought new running shoes from VArunner. Very expensive brooks that were for my medium gait and were neutral. I ran in them 4 times and my knee hurt so badly I couldn't walk. I hadn't really run since.
Last week I ran 2 miles for the first time (new, new shoes with a Dr. shoals $50 insert) and it sucked, badly. I rather gave up at this point. I thought I could no longer run, and that it was time to look elsewhere for cardio b/.c that ship had sailed
Yesterday was different for some reason. I got to the gym, only had an hour for cardio (had to move lifting to Friday due to time constraints). I decided to run. I ran, and it sucked (made more awful by my blu tooth headphones dying and having to listen to the two 13 year old girls say, "oh my God" 150000000 times).
Let me re-phrase....it SUCKED. But I made a decision to push through. My legs burned, I wasn't out of breath, but my feet ached, my knee was sore and I was thoroughly bored. But I pushed through. I knew my legs would kill the next day, and they do, but I pushed through.
This isnt a pat on the back (ok maybe a little b/c 5 miles was always one of my longer runs) but the moral is I pushed through. I will fail, in fact I am planning on failing tonight (thursday night football) but the moral is, I can do what I think I cant.
Good Hunting all