…this seems to be the story of my life lately. I plan on a long (to me) run and then something happens and I end up getting shorted on the total miles. Yesterday it just got late and dark and cold and the whole run sucked- so why continue?! I am so frustrated right now that I am contemplating buying this shirt—>
“I hate running.” Seems a little harsh I guess, but WHY, oh WHY, does it just not get any easier?! Is it my lack of doing hill repeats, speed work, blah, blah, blah? Shouldn’t I be able to just put on my shoes, put in the miles, and freakin’ improve?
Ryan says, “Of course you can’t get faster without intervals!” I say, “Bologna!” But he also thinks you should only run in circumstances like this—> Okay, in all honesty, I haven’t really given intervals a true shot. I have done a little “speed” work on the treadmill- that is it. Period. I usually just run…kinda like the Nike saying “Just do it!” Or not 😦
But yesterday, unlike other days when I am feeling sorry for myself, I quickly remembered why I was out there. I said, “Self. Today isn’t about you. Today is about Sherry.” It helped. It help me get through the hills. God, I hate hills! It gave me a purpose when I didn’t want to leave my warm house. It reminded me that I could run.
I wasn’t able to join in the worldwide support for Sherry’s family and run on Saturday, but yesterday I could and I did. I ran, because I am a runner, mother, wife, daughter. I ran to help bring something good out of this horrific situation. I ran to overcome fear. I ran to train. I ran in hopes that Sherry did not suffer and is now at peace. I ran for the human connection.
Here is a great video about Sherry and the virtual run that took place on Saturday around the world:
Did any of you participate in the run on Saturday?
Do you do drill work and intervals?
Will this running thing ever get easier? OR should I just retire and focus on the bike? Ryan you are not included in this survey! 🙂