So I decided the ONLY way I am going to ever increase my mileage & get to my marathon goal is if I run more consistently. (yah DUH!) I've been having trouble doing that for the past few weeks/months & was becoming increasingly frustrated.
So instead of going out every OTHER day (which would turn into every 2-3 days) I took the plunge & made the commitment to get out EVERY day!!!!
It got hot & I didn't do very well, but I still did my 5 mi route, although I had to run/WALK it.
Then it cooled down & I still didn't do very well. Also I wanted to get out more to relieve some of the anger/resentment/negativity I have been feeling & increase the overall general wellness & positivity I feel after a run.
The other day I was angry & my run made me more angry & frustrated because it was not going well!!!
Well I had to skip yesterday since I 'worked'...but got up bright & early (HA!) today & headed out. I did the entire 5 mi, NON-STOP! A little slow BUT I do have to take into consideration the stop-lights I had to wait at. I don't stop running @ them though, I turn the corner & head back & forth until the light changes.
I don't see myself ever getting much faster...although there is still some slim hope because there is a 10 year time span of 'improvement' in running. lol So anyway my goal is mileage & endurance not speed. I may not get to a marathon THIS year but I know it would be super great, fun & exciting to run the Disneyland HALF this year! I think I can hit that goal since it is not until around September.
I think today's success was a combination of NOT running yesterday AND not doing the bleacher stairs, therefore conserving energy for the run instead. I DO love doing the stairs though & they give me an intense, but short, adrenaline & cardio shot!
So we'll see.....just.keep.moving!
Before I know it, it will be summertime again & I'll (WE'LL) be riding our bikes & swimming @ the beach too! YAY!