Saturday, May 18, 2013
31:20 I am so stoked! I went to the race with the intent to do 32 minutes and I achieved my goal.
I had some difficulty around mile 2 with a pain in my side and then I had some negative thoughts that I had to deal with.
In the past, it seems like one of my biggest struggles is keeping positive and goal focused while running. I want to do well when I run (well meaning meeting goals I set) but I also do not want to become injured. So when I need to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone I have a tendency to back off the intensity.
I seemed to have broke through that a bit today. I walked a bit more than I really wanted but I finished the race strong. I became motivated to push myself when I got close enough to see that clock and the minute had just turned to 31:08. So I pushed myself and finished strong even though those last 20 seconds felt like an eternity.
The clock read 31:30 as I crossed the mat, but the time posted is 31:20 (gun time vs chip time) I'll gladly take the 31:20.