I went to bed waaaaay too late last night (and I have no idea why), but I still forced myself to get out of bed this morning. Actually, I talked myself into sleeping in and then remember that it’s not a option and gave myself a swift kick in ass to get out of bed. It worked. Why are morning so hard? *whine*
My run however – was great! Despite what I originally entered into Daily Mile…
Stupid phone and fat fingers!!
- Mile 1 – 9:34
- Mile 2 – 9:14
- Mile 3 – 9:05 (oops a little too fast)
- Mile 4 – 9:12
- Mile 5 – 9:02 (holy crap – where did that come from?)
- Mile 6 – 9:02 (really?)
6 Miles 55:15/9:12 pace
I know, it’s not super sonic speed, but it’s the fastest I’ve ran outside by myself since the humidity hit. It made me happy!
On a training note, I’ve been thinking a lot about training lately and how things are going. I’m LOVING only focus on 3 intense runs a week. I don’t know that it will result in the fastest time for me, but I know I WILL finish the marathon and I’ll give it all I’ve got.
Talking to my pace leader this week gave me a sense of clarity about the whole thing, actually. Just one simple sentence — and it just clicked “It’s not about the about miles” he said, “it’s about the dedication, the motivation, and about smart training.” It’s about pushing myself to give all I’ve got WHEN I CAN. It’s not about running to get miles in. It’s about LIVING in the moment and enjoying the run. If you aren’t enjoying it. If it’s something you dread or something you stress out about you’re not getting it. I have to say – I finally get it. It’s NOT about the miles, indeed. It’s about the run.
I couldn’t have said it better.
What motivates you? Even if you aren’t a runner — where does your drive come from?