Monday, I was ready to retire from running and turn in my pretty graduate badge. Horrid run but I realize now what I did wrong. I had a bad work day, was angry and frustrated and didn't focus that anger on my run and technique. So I ended up giving up.
Fast forward to tonight...after running my second 5k, I feel so much better, great, confident, happy dance danced. I ran a sub 40 5K and I walked part of it. Yep, it may look or sound funny to those people who try to run a sub 20 5K, but I'm proud of my 39:52 time. After figuring out I've probably only run 35 times in total since March, I'm super happy with that time. Yep, I'm going to brag and brag and brag and I don't care if you don't want to hear it. I ran my heart out and loved every minute of it....well almost.
If you're still in the training stages, I just want to say, stick with it. I'm learning that we all have different capabilities, etc. but as long as you get out there and run, you're still going faster than that person on the couch. That was what I kept telling myself tonight. Well that and pretending there was a scary clown running behind me and if I stopped and walked for too long he would get me.