Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Shut up Brain

I've turned a corner with my running again.

From the beginning I have had huge struggles with figuring out how to pace myself. It's just not something that comes easy to me.

Recently, my body has been trying to set a pace from the start of my run that just seemed too fast, so I would always slow myself down to be able to maintain my speed.

I mean this literally, I would start running and think, "oh no, this is way too fast. I can't possibly keep this up for the next 30 minutes".

Well, one day last week I was lost in thought, or I had to pass someone, or something that took my attention away from running. And when I got to the end of my run, I had run the farthest I have ever run in 30 minutes. Awesome to say the least.

And then, 2 days later when I ran again, I made the same distance (which is miraculous since most of the time I've had a huge spurt in my distance, it takes me weeks to repeat!).

And now, all I can think about is how much I must be holding myself back, not just in running, but in life. How many times have I over-thought something, given up before I've even started?

As of right now I'm about 1/4 of a mile away from finally running a 5k in 30 minutes. I guess I should get around to finding a "real" 5k race to run.


Anonymous said...

Dangit woman! And here I sit all fat and frumpy.


Just caught up with Life From The Inside.

Chez Sarcastica said...

Excuse me? You are not fat and frumpy my darling!

And thanks! I've been wondering if you were all caught up on the show!!