Friday, July 19, 2013
Braving The Heat & Run Chat Three
It's Friday. How fantastic. I just got back from my toughest run yet. The heat and my stomach were not having a blast this morning. I'm smiling in this picture because I DID IT though.
During miles 1-3 I just told myself "If you need to stop, then stop. It's OK!"
Almost the weekend...I want to just hangout with my family this weekend. I really should clean out my car too because it would look so much nicer if I threw out the old Starbucks cups and cleaned up the pile of clothes (that I want to donate) that has filled the backseat, and oh if I vacuumed the dog hair, it would look SO NICE. That is a goal of mine - maybe it will happen this weekend (no promises). I'm actually a very tidy person and if you saw my desk at work you wouldn't expect me to have a mess of a car, but I do. What can I say?
Then somewhere around mile 4 the blah feeling started to fade and I knew I'd finish the run just fine. I drank all the liquid in my fuel belt - bottle of water and one bottle with nuun tab.
And then I'm trying out that Running Group on Sunday morning - hoping to get in a 14 mile run (and it's only supposed to be in the 70's!). I'll let you know next week how it went (hopefully).
I've made the decision I will no longer complain about the heat. Because really it's super awesome. It's been in the 90's all week and I have gone on a walk on lunch everyday and just soaked up the warmth. I was particularly disgusting after yesterday's walk because I swear it was a whole other level of hot yesterday. Let me just say that the Orange Refresher from Starbucks is my new favorite. Although, I'm not allowing myself to go to Starbucks next week AT ALL (all homemade iced coffees!) because I was such a Starbucks junkie this week - I'm totally blaming it on the [wonderful] heat.
Time for the running quote of the day!
I'm overwhelmed by the strength of my body and the power of my mind. For one moment, just one second,
I feel immortal.
(Diana Nyad - long distance swimmer)
Do you ever have a moment like that? I noticed this imparticular on my 13.1 mile run last Saturday, that I had a few moments of pure bliss. Really it was like for a few seconds, I forgot I was running and my body was just doing the work without me thinking about it.
I would quickly remember I was running and think about how much farther I had to go and how I was feeling. But there was a moment. And I think the power of the mind is the most interesting part. I've said it before, but I think running is often much more a mind challenge than physical - definitely not always the case though! This morning was definitely a physical battle.
I'm off to work and then onto the weekend... I hope you've got some fun plans ahead or some beautiful relaxation.
Tell me something about your week =)