So yesterday I wanted to go for a run.. Well, I hadn’t been on a run in a few days and was planning on running this morning (the 25deg temps kept me in bed though) so I didn’t want to run too far.
So I decided to run my old ‘go to’ 5k route around the area that I live.. but then I got to thinking that a 5k wasn’t far enough and that it wasn’t going to be ‘good exercise’. But then I had to stop myself..
SINCE WHEN WAS 3.1 MILES NOT A HUGE FEAT???
I get it.. I’ve been running my races as half marathons, so 3.1 miles is essentially the ‘warm-up’ to that distance.. But since when was running over three miles something to be mad about, or down about?
I couldn’t believe that I had gotten down on myself for wanting to run ‘only’ 3.1 miles. I mean, that’s 3.1 miles more than most of the country! Not to mention that it’s exercise never the less! Honestly, I was disgusted with myself.
So what did I do? I went out and ROCKED those 3.1 miles. Heck, the first one even hurt a bit! But I sucked it up, enjoyed the beautiful weather, and ran those 3.1 miles like I stole something… Well, not really.. But my pace WAS averaged at 9:08/mile, so absolutely NO complaints here!
I guess my point is. Never get upset because you can’t get in the full distance that you have planned, or because someone else tells you that ‘oh, one mile.. uh.. that’s cool I guess’.. Remember that ANY time you get our the door is a huge feat and something to be celebrated and rejoiced! I lost sight of that for a little bit, and don’t ever want it to happen again!
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!!