I think I finally have my running legs back.
Yesterday was warmer and I was tired, so my run didn’t go quite as well as the two previous days. But I am excited to say that I did run negative splits and once again ran 4 miles.
For me, 4 miles seems to be the point at which my body loses weight. I have experienced this over and over. I can run 3 miles a day and gain weight. I then up it to 4 miles and I lose weight or at least remain steady. I’m not sure why that is specifically, but I’ll take it.
I’ve really enjoyed running lately. I think for me (post marathon) 4 miles is a good amount of running, at least for the next few weeks. It gives me some cardio, but doesn’t feel overwhelming. Funny, when I was only walking last week I had the same mental issues as I did while training for the marathon. Just the thought of doing something for 2 hours puts me into a mental spiral. I thought it was just all the running, but I’m really glad to know it happened while walking. Now I need to train my brain to stop the negative thoughts and to just enjoy what I am doing. That is my goal in running right now. I want to enjoy running again.
So all in all things are going in a good direction. I really can’t complain!!!