Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch

Saturday, March 17, 2012

When the going gets tough….

….buy a new pair of running shoes and chalk up a tough run for what it was.  A tough run.  Aren’t they pretty???

I’m grateful for the 14 miles I was able to run today.  I’m humbled by the 14 miles I ran today.  I was disappointed at my 14 miles I ran today – but only because my goal had been two-fold:  1) to run 16 miles, and 2) to run them strong.  I won’t use the word “fail”, but I couldn’t help be disappointed. 

I haven’t wanted to run lately.  Really bad timing, given Boston is one 22 miler and a taper away, but it is what it is.  When something doesn’t feel fun anymore (even though I know it’s just temporary), I don’t want to do it.  I wish I had good reasons, but I don’t.  So, I’m going to chalk this funky training season up to ….. something that shan’t be named.  “Shan’t”???  Really Lisa?

I’m still hoping Scott will be able to run Boston with me, though his injury laden body might have other plans.  Either way, as runner or supporter, he’ll be there to celebrate my having reached the Start Line and cheer me on at the Finish.  Yes folks, as funky as my training has been, I WILL be at the Start and I WILL finish.  I will also celebrate the fact that I can run (where so many of my friends and blogger friends cannot right now).  And along for that celebration will be my new pair of shoes.  And a new attitude for whatever’s next….

14 comments:

  1. Maybe just what you need is a 50K! ; )

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  2. Way to go, Lisa! 16 miles is 16 miles - an accomplishment!

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    1. Thank you! Perspective is key :)

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  3. hope you find your love for running again, SOON very soon.

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  4. Rough runs are the worst. Ad they can zap your self confidence. But I try to look at it this way, it's out of the way. Now it should only be smooth sailing on race day! Right? You shan't have anything but a fantastic race!

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    1. Love the way you think! And nice work on the "shan't". :)

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  5. The bad runs are inevitable - I wish I could understand the logic behind them ... but there just isn't any! This has absolutely no reflection towards next month at all!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I started today thinking about my 22 miler this weekend. Already getting my head into it to ensure it has no reflection on next month!!

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  6. I love that you're thinking of those of us who can't run when you have a tough one. Still, I know the tough ones are no fun.

    Boston is getting close! Just revel in that fact.....

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    1. We're all just one step away from injury, right? I don't mean that in a negative/glass-half-empty way, but more like, when you're healthy, celebrate that - cuz it can change in a heartbeat.

      Hoping for a quick recovery for you!

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  7. We all have the tough - make us want to quit runs. Kudos to you for training to focus on positives anyway! Pretty new shoes!

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    1. Thanks Mandy! The shoes arrived today - hooray!!!!

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