September 28, 2013

September 28

Total time: 30 minutes
Total distance: 2.33 miles

I decided to perform a little experiment with my run today. The last run had sucked; I was feeling a little defeated and I needed to prove something to myself. That I could do what I set out to do.

So I told myself that I was going to run two miles.

Whether I felt like it or not. Whether my legs were heavy or not. Whether I was in "the groove" or not. I was going to force myself to do it. Not like other days when I start off with the grand ambitious idea of running X amount of minutes or X amount of miles and then adapt to what I feel like for the day, which usually (though not always) ends up being shorter.

I told myself that I was going to run two miles... and I ran two miles. And some change.

It felt really good to be able to do that. Not only because last week I was all "two miles or bust" (though that did cross my mind), but just knowing that I could, in fact, do what I set out to do. That was a motivation boost that I really needed.

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