Today my head quit!
Every single time I run , I repeat to myself ” your legs aren’t giving up , your head is”. This is my mantra for when I want to quit.
Today my head won! I wanted to get out and get a long run in , and I did but during this run I kept quitting! Stopping , walking, over thinking the run. “Why do my legs hurt?” “Why am I so tired?” “Why can’t I run 2 freaking miles without stopping?”
I wanted to quit today , but I knew I would be disappointed in myself so I finished it. It was ugly but it got done!
I decided to head down to the river because this place always makes me smile. I walked alot on the trails , simply to take in the beauty of the run. It didn’t matter how fast I was going – I was going!
I finished it , I had no goals or time for today’s run , I just wanted to go.
My head started failing me around mile 2. I sucked it up
Just remember friends , everybody has bad days but we just need to power through the bad thoughts and finish strong.
This run was probably my worst 8 miler on record but that’s ok, it happens.
I’m ok with showing you my splits to prove it!
Here was my route
Came home and chugged back an egg protein shake , put my feet up and thought to myself “it’s over, it didn’t kill you and you finished” – to me that’s winning! I don’t have to be fast , I just have to finish what I started
Today I am thankful my legs carried me 8.4 miles !
So head issues – you can go to hell!