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Sometimes a Good Run...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

is one you just finish!

I had a TOUGH run today. I had my 10 mile race last Saturday and started physical therapy this week. I only did one 4 mile run mid-week and have been dealing with other pains from my PT. (i.e. I think I don't only have a bulging disc in my lower back but also a pulled muscle in my neck and it was aggravated by the PT... and I pulled a muscle in my side during traction.)

So, today I went out for a 6 mile run. I got sidetracked by the computer and ran later than I should have. The temp was 80 by the time I was finished and there were areas where I was in pure sun for about 10 minutes at a time. UGH!!! And, I forgot to use the bathroom right before I left so I really needed a bathroom.

By mile 1.5 I was so ready to QUIT!!! But, I'd told my sil that I was running for 6 miles. I kept playing mind-games with myself... you just have to run until that tree & then you can walk. And, yes, I walked a lot. I went past my car at 4.2 miles and that was a big struggle! But, I ended up completing 6 MILES!!! WooHoo! And, nothing was hurting so it was all good.

I've been reading some of my magazines that have kind of piled up. One sentence I read said something like: you won't make improvements while in your comfort zone. So, let's get out of our comfort zone and make some changes!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDOORN 10/24/2012 11:20AM

    Kudos to the BIG PUSH! :-)


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KJDOESLIFE 10/23/2012 1:30PM

    Great job finishing your run and I love that quote!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 10/22/2012 1:45PM

    Way to keep pushing!!! emoticon

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JESSNSTONE 10/22/2012 12:22PM

    I k now those head games all too well. Just run until the next song, to the nxt mailbox, etc...Way to go for finishing strong!

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BILL60 10/22/2012 9:25AM

    Way to hang tough!!

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MIRAGE727 10/22/2012 8:45AM

    How many of us have been in that same position when nature starts screaming at us? That so sucks!
Great job on finishing, "Cowgirl!"

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EMFRAPPIER 10/22/2012 8:31AM

    the tough runs are the ones where you make the most progress, and they're the ones you remember! Great job pushing through!!!

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COOP9002 10/21/2012 5:36PM

    Runs like that build character. Nice job on pressing through to the end.

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SWAN47 10/21/2012 3:58PM

    Smiley - we all have these days and your determination won - so you won! emoticon Hope your back/neck are better soon!

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RHONDALYN10 10/21/2012 3:51PM

    Way to go! I am with you - so behind on magazine reading!

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JLITT62 10/21/2012 3:48PM

    You could've run thru a thunderstorm & been drenched by a cold rain at mile 5 like me yesterday . . . with 3 1/2 miles still to go. Yeah, running past my car wasn't a whole lotta fun either!

Great job!

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 10/21/2012 3:25PM

    Way to keep pushing!

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