My motto all week.
Back to my running: I've been so stressed out that running, which usually helps to clear my head, was just making me more stressed out. I would get about a mile out and worry that I would be late for work if I didn't turn back immediately. Hence all my pathetic 1 mile runs. ;) Though ironically I ran one of my fastest miles on Thursday.
Wed: 1 mile run
Thurs: 1 mile run
Fri: 1.2 mile run
Sun: 8.8 mile run
According to my Dumbo Training Plan (can't believe I'm halfway through!), Sunday's long run was supposed to be 9 miles. I was determined to go the full distance. The hubby has agreed to run my long runs with me, which really helps. We parked so that we could run out to our usual cliff side path and back- to total exactly 9 miles. At mile 4, I got a cramp in my side. I really wanted to finish running, but we opted to at least turn around, so we would be closer to the car if need be. Around mile 6, we were both slowing down (darn cramp!), so we walked and talked for a few minutes. I think we both realized this was the first chance in a week to have some quality time together! We picked up running again and as much as I wanted to make it 9 miles, I just couldn't do it.
But I do feel a lot more optimistic this week. The last time I ran this far was at last year's Disneyland half. I think that's why I was so determined to finish. I know if I stick to my long run schedule on my training plan that I'll be more than ready for Dumbo in August/September. I feel like I've come a long way since 2011 when my longest run was just 8 miles before running the DL half. :)
My first mile at my first half.
I don't know why am I running in cotton yoga pants and a cotton t-shirt!
How was your week? Do you ever reflect on your running?