Wednesday morning, I headed out for a 6 mile run. I was excited, I had gotten a lot of sleep the night before, and the weather was perfect! I knew it was going to be a great run.
…I was wrong.
It was one of the hardest runs I’ve ever had. Harder than when I was half marathon training! By about 1.2 miles, my legs were total lead. I was slow, I was tired, and I was discouraged. I wanted to quit the entire time, and I was moving at a pace slower than snails.
…But you know what? I finished it. I didn’t give up. I ran all 6 of those horrible miles and slowly walked my 1 mile cool down. Because I needed to- for me. Because the weather was too perfect to pass up. Because as tough as it is, running is mental; and most importantly- because I am strong.
I’m currently at school hanging out in the library. I’m having lunch with my friends soon, then heading out to Girls on the Run! Today we are talking about positive self-talk, and I’m so excited to cover this topic with the girls!
Have a good weekend!!
Have you ever had to push through a really tough run?
P.S.- Powering through those 6 miles gave me over 13,000 steps before 10am! Not too shabby 🙂