My runs have been getting a little bit better. Had the best one ever last Saturday morning. Our training group ran in the morning through Bidwell Park. They said it would be about 4 miles, but when we reached the half way turn around, the runners with Garmins had 2.4 miles. I was feeling really good. I had started at the back of the pack, visiting with a new friend. As I warmed up I was feeling pretty good, so I upped my pace and got into a rhythm. I started passing other runners. It was supposed to be an easy run, but I didn't feel like I was pushing it, just running comfortable. At the turn around, I was running with the front pack of 6 runners. As we headed back, I felt like I could run all day. I passed them and kept going. I wanted to see how good I could feel running almost 5 miles. This was my longest run ever and it was a great boost to my confidence. I am feeling like the 10k coming up in 4 weeks will be no problem. I CAN DO IT! I know I can now.
Tonight is another training run. It is about 105 degrees outside right now. Been drinking diluted, decaf iced tea all day. Got my electrolyte enhanced water to go with me, I think I'll do fine this evening. The core training that I have been doing on the days I don't run is definitely making a difference. I see more toned muscles in my arms, abs and legs. I feel stronger, too... and that's the best part!
Living... trying to balance family time with my running and workout schedule.
Laughing... at the sheer joy my grand kids have learning to swim at the city pool.
Loving... having greater confidence in myself and my body.