Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thank you (Jennifer)

First, thanks to you all for your comments and advice about my 5K coming up next weekend.  They have helped take some of the nerves away and I feel more encouraged that I can do this!!!!  So thank you for that.  I bet Friday night and Saturday morning I will be a ball of nerves again..hehe.

I went for a run tonight.  My parents are in town so after dinner I decided to do a 4 mile run while they watched the girls.  It is breezy and cooler tonight so I decided to go on our road since the mosquitoes dont come out much in those conditions.  We live near a swamp and its a rarity so I took advantage!   However, I was well into my run feeling pretty good actually when I saw lightning and heard the thunder getting closer.  So I turned around and headed home.  A few minutes later my awesome mom showed up with the truck and picked me up.  She wasnt going to let her daughter get stuck in the storm :)  So I got in the car and felt just awesome!  We retraced my steps with the truck(I REALLY need to get one of those garmin watches) and I had run 2.0 miles.  I definately had more in me, but I am so happy with how the run left me feeling.

And this leads me to another topic I have written about before.  If I felt like this every time I ran I wouldnt have that negative feeling before a run that I sometimes get.   I had a good run tonight and I look forward to my next run because of how it made me feel.  On the days that I struggle through  a run I tend to dread the next one.  So...this has made me look at what has made some of the experiences good vs. bad.  I have come up with this:  I like to run outside in favorable, cooler weather.  I notice that on the treadmill I am watching numbers and so on, but the temperature is favorable.  When I am outside it is much nice scenery and less boring, but sometimes the weather and skeeters make it not so great.  So, I guess having a nice cool day to run outside is what I like.   From now on I am going to be more in tune with myself and what is making my running experiences good vs. bad. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

6 comments:

Karen said...

Aren't moms great? We are grown up and moms too but they still look out for their girls! Love it! You will do great next weekend on the 5K. You'll have to do one here so I can be waiting for you at the finish line!!

Lesia said...

Good luck sweetie and have fun!

dawne said...

I have similar "mind games" when it comes to running. You're so doing it....

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

How awesome of your mom to come for you! You are so blessed that way. I really miss my mother and wish she could be apart of my journey. You are doing so great with your running! I can't wait to look forward to running as well. Keep it up girl!

~Margene

99ToGo said...

I have the same issue with running: outside is too hot, inside is so boring! I have stuck with the treadmill, play some great tunes, and try not to look at the numbers that often (I gaze out a window). I suppose I'm not the only one looking forward to cooler weather?!

Jen said...

You are so awesome Jen! I liked running on the treadmill, not such a fan of running outside, but I hadn't been running that long when I stopped. Have a great week :)

Jen
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