Week 5 I realized just how far back the snow took me. The first day back into my usual training I was suppose to walk 2 minutes and jog 8 minutes but as soon as I started my jog I knew it just wasn't going to happen. I had my inspiration music on (Shut up by Black Eye Peas) telling myself to just shut the negative out and focus on the 8 minutes but my body had other plans. It stopped jogging just 3 minutes into the song. My knees were killing me ALREADY and I really didn't want to be there. After the 1.6 miles I felt disappointed and frustrated that I would never reach my goal. Two days later I decided that I needed to stop feeling bad for myself and get back to my training. So this time I put on my knee support, new slightly worn in shoes, and decided that I would at least run 4 minutes at a time. My hubby came out for support this time and it helped -( even though we have been married for over 20 years I don't want to look like a wimp in front of him) so it kept pushing me farther. But again after finishing my workout I felt that the 12K was just getting to frickin close and I would never make it....... until TODAY. Yes, today I felt renewed. It could of been the yoga class on Thursday to refocus me and breath out the negativity, maybe it was the talk I had with a co-worker that assured me I would be able to finish the race without embarrassing myself but whatever it was today I ran. Instead of being labored my breathing became unnoticeable (until I focused on it) and my legs got into a rhythm that seemed to carry me farther than I had gone before. I felt like I finally found my zone. I am not completely on track again from the week off but I made up a good amount of training this week and YES I was able to run the 8 minutes scheduled.
Always Believe in yourself!