I had been in 2 minds about today’s run.... the wind was howling, the sky dark and miserable.
I popped on the forum and saw so many amazing people who had already been out today, battled the elements and succeeded.... I had wonderful words of encouragement and so thought what’s the worst that can happen?
It may be just a “practice week 8 run 3” (that’s ok I can try again on Wednesday), I may be slower (that’s ok), I may get hit by a falling branch 😂 (hopefully not I’ve not healed fully from my last injury yet)
But what’s the best thing! I can progress! I can tackle a demon, my own self doubt! I can move onto week 9!
It’s really a mental battle for me, but with the supportive words and positive switch in attitude I went out and nailed it! I am so proud of myself! It was actually my furthest run running just over 4K in the 28 minutes 💃🥳💜. Clearly I’m not in the ballpark of running 5k in 30 minutes next week but that’s ok 👍
Here’s to progress, not only in my running and moving onto week 9 on Wednesday but for overcoming those little demons which tell me I can’t and I shouldn’t!
If you are reading this at the start of the program believe me I struggled in week 1 and 2. I couldn’t understand who the magic happens and that people end up being runners.... it’s not magic it’s you, baby steps and telling yourself you can do it. The actual running is only half the story changing your internal voice is just as vital. Keep running and telling yourself you are marvellous!