This morning, the stretches were a tiny bit better, and I mean just a tiny bit, but they still hurt some. I've got one more round to do tonight which I'll be doing here shortly.
I also got my run in early this morning, instead of in the afternoon, like I normally do. TJ had a few things at the school he wanted to get done, so I headed out for my run around 7:15 this morning. I was going for my longest run ever, 5 miles.
And judging by the title of this post, you can say it's pretty safe, I accomplished that goal. It was chilly when I started, so I left with a long sleeve shirt. Soon into that run I realized I should have just toughed it out and ran without it until I warmed up. I definitely didn't need it. I was feeling good and my pace wasn't bad. There were a few points where I wanted to stop to walk but I kept telling myself I would go just a little bit longer and then see how I was. I did that a few times and then at one point, I just felt I needed to walk. I was abit bummed and disappointed but honestly not devastated. I know it happens and I'll get better, but I still wished I hadn't stopped to walk, even though it was a very short walk break. Looking back at the run now, I know if I had just pushed myself a little harder, I could have ran the whole way. My mind was just messing with me.
In any case, it was the longest distance I had ever gone, and I am proud of myself. I want to continue to build my runs and this run today, just made me feel tons better about my decision to run a 10K this year.
Have you had one of those runs where you just feel "blah?" How did you break out that funk?