Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 63: 2.0 miles

2.0 miles. 21:03. 10:32 pace.

Starting February 1st I'm going to start including the date into the subject line.  Why starting in February?  Because my OCD would not like to start seeing something different in the archives in the sidebar partway through the month.  See how nice and orderly it looks over there to the right (if you're on your phone just take my word for it mmmmkay)?

I guess I could go back and add the date to every single post but....

yea I'm just too lazy for that right now.

I know I'm only supposed to do 1 slow mile on Wednesdays.  But the truth is that I had a wee bit of anxiety and anger (mostly anger) come up right before I was going to get my run in.  I was so fired up I wanted to just knock out 5-6 miles to calm myself down.

I REALLY had to restrain myself and stop at 2 miles.  I've got to figure out how to bottle this anger so that I can tap into it when I'm struggling through a run.

Let's take a quick second to talk about all of the haters out there... We all have some in our lives.  We know who they are.  As much as we hate having haters and wish they would just keep their damn mouths shut and leave us the eff alone...

We need them.

Well... I do anyway.

When I am at a low point in a run; when my brain is telling me to quit; I try to remember every time someone ever told me in my life "You can't."

I hate being told I can't do something.

To me, that's just a dare.

Watch me, you jealous hag.

WATCH ME SUCCEED.  I can.  I will. End of story.

Keep trying to bring me down bitches.  It just adds more fuel to my fire.
Hating on me isn't going to make you better.  Do the work.  I am.
Ok... I feel better now.

On tap for the upcoming week:

Thursday: 5 tempo (race pace) miles
Friday: 4 easy miles
Saturday: 6 easy miles
Sunday: 10 easy miles
Monday: 6 easy miles
Tuesday: Speed (6x800)
Wednesday: 1 super easy "rest" day mile.

I may end up shortening the Sunday run to 8 miles and the Monday run to 4 miles, depending on how I'm feeling.  I can't be running myself into the ground, remember.  I have a handful of people ready and waiting to tell me, "I told you so... running everyday is a terrible idea" 

I've made it NINE straight weeks so far.

Loving every minute of it.


  1. I love this!! You are awesome for keeping this going for so long. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog - I'm trying to get back into running (recovering from runner's knee at the moment) and I need all the inspiration I can get. Are you aiming for an entire year? I am definitely bookmarking your blog :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm aiming to keep this up as long as possible. In the past I've been very injury prone so I'm learning to try to listen to my body. Hoping your knee feels better soon!!

  2. Your thought process sounds like my brain some days. Sometimes I tire myself out with all the thinking and planning and mental lists...let the haters fuel the fire to prove them wrong!

    1. yea... my brain never really shuts off. I hope I find its "mute" button someday!