Hopefully you'll find this motivational
Here's the thing.
Every single time I run I do something that I think I am not capable of.
when I started 5k seemed impossible; but tonight I flew round my 5.2km course, keeping a pretty darn steady and quick pace up a hill that, on week 6 I was VERY glad to be on the "walk" section of my run. I timed it to be 31mins, which I was really happy with.
This week I have ran a total of 48km for SAMH...
On Tuesday I ran 7.21Km, just because I added what felt like a reasonable distance to my organised route (originally 5.6km, I wanted to just make it 6km, as I was feeling well). And then on Wed I added another 8.20km!
Every run there comes a point where either my breathing gets funny, I get too much saliva, my right knee refuses to loosen up, or my right calf feels tight. But I know that if I just do my best, I can often exceed what I actually planned to do.
So now I have two aims; run a 10k
And run a 5k in less than 30 minutes.
To do the sub 30 min 5k I'll have to work hard - i ran my socks off tonight just to get to 31!
But I KNOW it's achievable.
This for me is all a great big reminder of a big life lesson - that if I cease to worry about whether something is actually achievable or not, and just get on and do it to the best of my ability, I'll probably manage it. A very useful lesson for me, as one aspect of my depression is that I can just sit and worry about how well i'll be able to achieve something, if I achieve it at all...
So keep on running!