Week Six, Day Two
I DID IT! I ran for 20 minutes! It took me so long to get myself together this morning. I was so nervous I wanted to cry. When I finally get out the door and start my warm up, I realize I forgot my hat. I’m a creature of habit. Not having my hat really made me comfortable. I wanted my hat! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go back and get it. So, I focused on my music and started running when I heard the prompt. This is when the mind started: You’re not ready. It’s okay if you have to repeat this. Why did you start this? This went on for about five minutes. I eventually let it go and turn my attention but to my music and enjoyed my workout. I was so happy when I heard that “you are halfway done” prompt!
Then, I came to that little incline that has been giving trouble. I thought about changing my route but didn’t. This is when I told myself, the mind wants to quit but the body is fine. I just kept repeating this. I felt so badass! I used the decline to help me recover and catch my breath. "Two minutes left….one minute left. Coodown. Workout complete." I headed home with the biggest grin on my face!