Last week’s run went well and was enjoyable. It was a leap from the goal and on the day I felt fine with it.
Since then I’ve had headaches everyday. Today I ran my short run. I enjoyed this. My headache stopped. Thank goodness!!
Exceeding the goal isn’t ideal. I figured out that for me, adhering to the set goal is best/discipline. It takes real effort for me to stop running when I’m running. I just love the feeling. Yet, learning to pace myself is now also a key goal.
I tell myself it’s a journey and yet when I run I forget that and instead, I run like I’m running for some imagined competition.
So, I’ve decided to set my watch to beep at me when I’ve reached my goal and then to stop running (warm down).
Don’t know if others experience this: finding it difficult to actually stop at the goal even when you want to keep running.