Two days ago I had a sad running day. It was hot, I hadn't eaten much before we went... and I failed. I was pushing myself too hard, trying to do hills at the same time I was increasing my time. It just didn't work. At one point I was pushing and pushing to run fast up and over this hill and when I got to the top, even though I still had a minute to run to make my time, my body just stopped. I felt so discouraged that the rest of the 15 mins, I just walked. I felt like such a failure and it just became so apparent how much of running (or any exercise for the matter) is a mind game.

Today was better, I am glad to be able to say. First off-- it's nice and cool today and the wind felt good while running. I ate beforehand and I didn't try any hills-- just went my normal route and ran 3 mins, 2 walked, etc.

Also, my new secret weapon:
Aren't they sexy? :) Got them for 95 bucks and boy do they make a difference! My feet feel great! Takes a little getting used to but it was definitely worth the money... considering how many miles I'm going to get out of them. w00t!

At the beginning of my time running today I had been vocalizing my fears as far as possibly failing again today. Derek said, "Just do something for 30 mins and end on a good note" So that's what I did! I did my normal R3/W2 routine but at the end decided to push myself and I ran 5 mins! After that 3 min hump, it got easier and felt good. I ended on a good note for the day and the week and now I'm excited to start my 4 mins of running next week! :)


you go you sexy thang!

wowza - those are some sexy shoes! I def need to get some new ones... I hurt both of my knees because my shoes are old and suck and I realized I've basically been running with tilted feet. ouch!

Woohoo for the 5 mins!!!! that's awesome!

Britt, there are a million different websites that can you help determine how your foot strikes the ground and what type of running shoe you would need. And they make a world of difference. It used to be that after runs I would come home and my arches would hurt and it's because I wasn't getting enough support. Now, I come home and feel great because my feet were getting loved even while I was running. :)

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