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Pushing through even when it seems impossible!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Yesterday I had a 9 mile run on my plate. I couldn't have asked for a better day for it! Sunny and 70's on January 31st, are you kidding me?? My friend, Tanya, and I went to the country for this particular run. This was her time running the bottom, but I have put many miles on these roads. We did a 2 mile out and back, pushing past the discomfort the hills brought. We took a potty break before we headed in the opposite direction for the remaining 7 miles. I didn't hide the fact that I was really not feeling this run. I didn't not hold back when I complained about the multiple hills. I told her to go ahead the couple of times I just chose to take an extra walk break.

One short month back into running and I have gone from 1 mile to 9 miles really quickly to stay on task and be ready for my goal of running a marathon on April 30th. Tanya encouraged me, told me how awesome I was doing. Reminding me that I have come a long way really fast and rebounded. I wasn't feeling this run, I could have just turned off the interval timer and walked that last 2 miles. Could have chosen to walk up the hills instead of digging deep and pushing through and running them.

This wasn't a fast run, some may even laugh at the 13 minute mile. Some would have been home on the couch. Many probably were sitting at a table eating a hefty Sunday dinner. I was out running, my pace, but running! My struggles are real, but I still get out and fight to work past them. I have been on this journey since 2008 and while it is not perfect, it is my journey. Some days it may be hard, some days it may hurt, but those days are what make those awesome days ever better!!

If you read this, thank you. This is more for me, but sharing is always beneficial to at least one person who is struggling or had that one bad experience and is looking to find the positive. Have a wonderful week and keep the faith! Your race, your pace, it's all about the faith!
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    I love this post! You put into words what I'm *finally* learning--that I'm not in competition with anybody. Some days are good, some days aren't. But if I get up each time and just keep trying every day, I'm better than I was when I had just given up. Thank you for your wisdom!
    1764 days ago
    I'm glad to see you running without pain, whatever the speed.
    People tell me how nice that I run with my daughters. I tell them that "with" is a relative term. I see them at the start and they wait for me at the finish. "Aha, here comes Mom!" LOL
    1808 days ago
    It's inspiring knowing there are people like you who have "those" days where the mind or the body just doesn't want to do what we want to do but push through to the end anyway. Keep up the good effort. ~~ Lou
    1814 days ago
  • NHES220
    There are those days aren't there! But you did it. Some days are a breeze and some days every mile is a struggle. But we are runners whether we run a 13 minute mile or we run like the wind. I went out Saturday for my first outside run since Christmas day and my longest run since early December. I felt good, it was not as hard as I thought. But I know I will have harder runs coming up as I gear up for my half marathon - so we keep pushing forward!
    1814 days ago
  • no profile photo LYPHANTO
    I have those days too where i dont feel like doing much of anything,but my logical mind says i will feel bettter if i get up and move.Its a struggle sometimes not to listen to my feelings.So reading your blog makes me feel inspired and want to move.
    1814 days ago
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