I know this isn't me but I wanted to give you an idea of what it looks like when running outside here! This is my fourth week of training and it was much better than last week. It's amazing how easily life can get in the way if you let it. I logged about 11 miles this week and I'm learning that the main battle is definitely in my head (as on of my lovely coaches has told us).
Saturday was one of my proudest moments! When you never really consider yourself a runner, distances can be really intimidating! I have be rather consistent on the treadmill running about 3 miles in 30 minutes but this past Saturday was our group run. Group runs are really important for me since I don't really get a chance to run outside until we get a little more sun in the evening. Anyways, Saturday I ran almost 5 miles in 50 minutes! This might not sound like much if you are a runner, but it's the most I've ever ran at one time...EVER!
Now that you understand the craziness that is this goal of mine, running 26.2 miles may sound crazy but I feel more confident today than I did yesterday! Each day is something new I'm learning about myself and truly learning to stick with my training or more importantly not making excuses to get out of running! Whether it's running or eating better or even being less negative, no matter what your goal is sometimes we need to learn that sticking to it is half the battle.