I’m excited. No, not that I had a great run yesterday (although I did)! I am going to be used in a book being written by Runners World. You could just blow me away with a feather (although I would have to lose a few more pounds first). I saw an article saying that Runners World was going to do some articles and write a book about how running changed your life. So I decided to write my thoughts based on the questions they asked. Low and behold, I got a response back saying that some of what I wrote interested them and they want to use it!!
I really don’t know much other information right now, but I will be sure to write about it when I do. 🙂
Now on to my run yesterday… It was a 7 miler and the first 3 went well. I felt pretty good, but I was still sore from running my 5K and my workout on Monday. When I got to mile 4, my brain started to rebel. It was telling me to stop. It was telling me to walk or just give in. Mind you it was only 72 degrees out which is almost like winter in Alabama in July, so this was not heat related. I then decided to try something I have never tried before. I just blanked that thought from my mind. I refused to think about wanting to stop and I kept going. In the past when I would get those thoughts, I run anyway, but my running form would go down hill and it would end up being a difficult run. However, after I blanked that thought from my mind, I felt rejuvenated. My form came back and I suddenly had strength and power again in my legs.
This was an amazing thing for me to experience. I went from my run falling apart to having a really good run. Even my splits tell the story. Mile 1-3 were negative splits. Mile 4 was a much slower mile. Mile 5-7 were back in the same range as mile 2 and 3.
I don’t know if this was a one time event, or if perhaps, I have stumbled onto a key to my upcoming marathon. I am hoping for the second option here. If I can somehow stop the negative thoughts before they take over my run, that could change everything.
So all in all, yesterday was a great day. Hopefully today will be even better!
Congrats on the Runners World news! Looking forward to reading.
Nice job on psyching yourself back into running. The mental aspect is tough one to overcome especially when were tired. Great job!
Thanks! I appreciate it!
Can’t wait to read the article! Great job on your run…and if you’re on to a secret about banishing negative thoughts and powering through, then I definitely need to try the same thing…
I hope it continues. My biggest running problem is listening to my doubts when I should just be enjoying my run. Oh, and thank you!!!
That’s so exciting! Congratulations!
Excellent news. Congratulations.