Forgot my headphones, and found a new focus

Made all the way to the trail, and then realized that I left my headphones on the kitchen counter. No worries, I've been progressing along quite nicely, and really enjoy all the nature. So, I wasn't put off about having to do a solo run (sans Laura). I have been adding extra runs with each session since I started. Even though I was supposed to do Wk7 R2 today, I had already run for 35 minutes twice on the previous run. I decided to focus on distance instead of duration.

Today I set a goal to run for 2.6 miles (because that's one of the distance markers on the trail0, and not worry about how long it takes me to achieve it. I have never run for that distance before, and I am an extremely slow runner. Well, I did it....twice (I have to get back to the parking lot, you know). I think it took me about 35 minutes each time...or maybe even longer. I don't care. My aim for the remaining seven runs is to reach the 3.1 mile (5k) mark, and I am pretty sure that I can do it.

I feel really energized, enthusiastic, encouraged, empowered, exhilarated, ecstatic, enlightened, etc. Uh, I can't think of any more adjectives that start with an E right now. Oh yes I can, just like the old song goes, "I'm so EXCITED, and I just can't hide it".

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  • Congrats on your fantastic runs! Your speed is not super fast, but it isn't that bad either, so don't worry about it. You will to 5K soon.

  • So going as far as the 5k mark you are actually going to run 10k, as you need to go back to the carpark? Geez... you rock!! Well done on your determination and willpower for today and your next goal. Fantastic! :-)

  • Awesome!

  • Loved your blog keep it up. Good running.

  • Running without music is pretty OK - I don't actually own an MP3 player/iPod etc., so just look around me and think to myself while i'm running. It's worth a try!

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