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W7D1 Complete! And while out of town!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Yesterday morning, I completed the first day of week 7! Its a 25 minute run. I was a little worried I wouldn't get the run in because we are out of town for a wedding, but my family told us about a nice running path nearby. We decided to give it a try and I'm so glad we did! The trail was awesome. It runs right along the river and has a tree cover so we weren't in the blazing sun the whole time. It was also very peaceful and quiet, which I will admit is a nice break from our crazy neighborhood park in NYC that we normally run in! People even said "Good morning" haha.

The run was nice and I didn't struggle much at all. But I think I'm hitting some kind of mental block or something. I did very well with the longer runs and when we went back to intervals, I was totally bummed. I was looking forward to being free of intervals, but now that we are- I find it pretty intimidating. Its like my mind is suddenly really overwhelmed by the idea of always HAVING to run longer. I say my "mind" because I know my body is just fine...its my brain that keeps doubting me.

I'm just glad I did it and feel proud of that. Any suggestions for getting past this mind hurdle??

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  • DELPHYNE
    Great job!
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    Try to keep your internal dialog positive while you are running! This last stretch of C25K was a mental struggle for me, too.
    3298 days ago
  • BAILEYS7OF9
    emoticon job!!! My last run on Friday was the 20 minute run, have not done intervals yet, but would have this morning if it wasn't raining! Hoping to run tonight if not too humid.
    3299 days ago
  • CTUCCI
    Woohooo - way to go!

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    3299 days ago
  • XTMONT
    Way to go! If you figure out how to get past the mind hurdle, let me know!
    3299 days ago
  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    Awesome! emoticon
    3299 days ago
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