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.