Week 2 long distance day

Week 2 long distance day

Hey word press and beyond.
Today was my second long distance day of training this far. I did 7 miles. I started off the run not wanting to be out there doing it. I was actually super irritated at the beginning of the run. I didn’t want to run. I couldn’t get my head in it. I was running SO slow. It was at about mile 2.50 when I got a hit of energy. There were other people around me running and every time I ran past someone they would smile and wave and it got my mood up. I became less irritated and started to enjoy myself…this lasted till about mile 4.50 then I wanted to quit. I wanted to throw in the towel and call my husband to come pick me up. My legs weren’t in it anymore and neither was my mind. When I hit mile 5 a song came on that hits me hard and I pretty much hard an emotional breakdown during my run. I started thinking about why I’m training for this run…which I haven’t told y’all on word press about yet so I will share now. A few months back my husbands step mom took her own life…suddenly and it really hit hard. I decided I was going to run my marathon for her and for everyone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide. I am raising money for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. So, as I hit mile 5 today and that song came on…I thought about why I run…why I am doing what I’m doing. I thought about how I run for those who can’t. For those who feel they aren’t strong enough. For those struggling. And I KNEW I couldn’t stop. I had to push on and keep going. I had to finish strong. I pushed though the “I can’t” “I don’t want to” this hurts” “I want to stop” and I completed my 7 miles and even set a new PR for my 10k…56 mins. I finished my 7 miles in 1 hour and 2 mins. It wasn’t as fast as I wanted it to be…but I’m grateful and thankful I’m here to still run…regardless of my pace. The weather was nice…it was a cool day…so I was also thankful for the cool breeze that helped me push through as well. I am so thankful to my legs for putting up with all the miles I want to do. My legs get me through. I love them!!! 🙂 Have you thanked your body today?

Thanks for reading,
Lex

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