Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Run, Run Away

I have somewhat figured out the whole mind over matter thing with the running. I finally broke my mile crutch. For a long time I told myself just make it a mile and you are good. The last couple times out, I told myself a little further. Last night I made it the whole 1.4 miles to the baseball field, only stopping to cross roads. Yes, it is only 1.4 miles, but it was big for me, I did have to walk more on the way home, huge hill. Last Thursday I put in 3.5 miles with a break between the miles at the games and errand, but I logged them none the less. It was on the last leg of this when I got the epiphany that yes this is mind over "pain" and I felt I could run a lot farther. I don't see a marathon in the future, but maybe a 5k. Truly, the best part now is when Peanut Butter gets in the stroller and says, "Run Mama, Run!"


Kat said...

That is awesome! You are doing it right. Always push for just a little further. Before you know it you will be running 3 or 4 miles every time. Seriously. Running is such a mental thing.
Great job! :)

Julie said...

Oh I love it, your own running coach!!!