Thursday, March 07, 2013
I had an image pop into my head during my run today. It was a bouncing ball. A well-inflated ball will bounce back at roughly the same speed and height. A half-deflated ball will not.
I felt like that half-deflated ball today. I had a wonderful treadmill run on Tuesday. 5 miles in 44:48, so just under a 9-minute pace. I felt pretty tired afterward, but had a rest day yesterday, so I hoped I'd have a fairly strong, comfortable run today.
Nope. I felt sluggish. Part of that could have been attributed to the wind, but I think part of it is just that I'm 43 now and I have to face the fact that I'm not going to bounce back as quickly as I used to from a hard workout.
The challenge will be to not let it deflate my attitude... I will maintain my desire to improve and reach my goals!
Here's to bouncing back!!