|first half marathon, Feb 2011|
So…I’ve had a profound breakthrough. I need to go back to basics. Ryan’s book has been incredible in speaking exactly to my excuses, shortcomings, and mental blocks. I need to do it right if I’m going to tackle it. I need to warm up, I need to do easy miles, I need to stretch, I need to ice, I need to foam roll, I need to refuel with wholesome foods, I need to cross-train, and I need to find that inspiration that allows me to keep my level of commitment and excitement for the journey.
- I’m finishing the book (slowly because I savor it)
- Finding a training plan
- Signing up for a marathon
- Putting aside my weird self-conscious issues surrounding running tights and buying some so I can run outside
- Getting new running shoes (I’m fairly certain mine have over 600 miles)
- Doing work.
Why do you run? What inspires you during the rough times?