" Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
Never forget what it felt like when you could not run, or what it feels like right now if you can not run. I am having a great training week and I am really excited and proud of myself. However, getting out there and running still requires a light kick in the butt. Although, I just have to remind myself how it felt when I couldn't run. Then, I quickly change gears, feel the gratitude and get myself ready.
I'm still being cautious and trying not to overdo it, but I'm getting out there regularly.
Tuesday - 5K non-stop
Wednesday - 10K 10/1 ratio
Thursday - 5K 10/1 ratio
TODAY: I did my first ever mini-brick! I went for a 10.7K bike ride and then a 3K run. I actually found the first K of the run quite tough...but I got stronger and stronger and I did it!
Who knows what the weekend will bring, but I do plan on getting a longish run in.
First brick in the books!
So, next weekend, on Sunday May 29th, is the Ottawa Marathon, which I am registered for. The plan is to run half the distance. I can't officially do the half-marathon, because it is sold out, but I'm quite sure I can just stop after the half-distance timing (I think that there is a point where marathoners go one way and half-marathoners the other...so I'd go the other.) That's the plan. BUT, there's this teeny tiny little voice way in the back of my brain that is telling me that if I'm feeling okay, maybe I can continue even if I have to walk much of the second half. I'm trying to shush that voice up, because I definitely do not want to risk another injury...I'm pretty sure I don't want this to be how I complete my first marathon...almost certain really. Makes sense right? I'm just happy I feel strong enough to run the half! I'll probably stick to the plan...
BIG CONGRATS TO MARLENE AND HER HUBBY WHO BOTH ROCKED THEIR MARATHON GOALS AND BQ'D! Totally deserved, they definitely trained very hard for this, it was no gift.