Today's run was the last long one before the VLM next Sunday. It was only 7m but it was so lovely. The wind was fierce and the rain came battering me (which I adore) but I just seemed to float through it and couldn't stop smiling. It was at 11 pace so steady away 😊
Then I thought about all the moments leading up to this. I thought about how we all are 'earning the right' to run and run well. How all the runs leading up to this we face and overcome. Wind, rain, sun, aches, pains, not feeling it, good runs, tricky runs, struggling for energy, feeling too heavy or too slow or not good enough...they are all imposters.
We overcome them because we go out, we lace up and we go, however the weather is and however we feel before the run. This way whether it's 3m or 30m it doesn't matter. Whether it's a PB or we go far or fast it matters not. If we earn the right to run then whatever that run looks like we can take something from it.
There is always something positive. Then we go out and can find that serenity knowing we trained for this. The major runs are a product of all the ones before so personally I never get too up or too down whatever happens. Wish everyone could feel how we do as runners 😊