I thought I would share my run with you today as it made me smile and feel good about myself.
It was one of the worst runs I have had for over 2 years. I decided to do a run before breakfast I was aiming for a 30 min run. So off I set. I could not get my breathing right my feet felt like they had had lead poured into them and My heart rate was rising fast. I slowed down and still felt under pressure so I had a little walk. Picked up the pace again and had to slow down again.
All this and I only managed 27 min before I benched myself and walked home.
So you might be asking why do I feel good about myself.
I have a half marathon a week on Sunday and this run gave me the information I need about myself to be ready for next week.
my body is tired it needs some rest
My body needs some stretching - twice a day every day until Friday.
I need to remember to have a glass of water before my run (if running before breakfast)
I need to remember to take my hay fever spray
In 2014 when I started the program if I had had a run like today I would have come home and used that word we don't allow (failed run). I would of beaten myself up for days about how I will never be a runner and asked myself what am I doing, I'm kidding myself that this is for me.
The reality is my body is asking me a favour to help look after itself and if I do as it asks it will reward me with completion of my Half marathon next week.
That can never be considered a fail in any bodies book.
So remember no matter what week you are on if you have a bad run ask yourselves questions and learn a little bit about what your body is telling you. It is all information that will eventually make you the best runner you can be.
Happy healthy running to you all.