This morning it was one of those mornings... my alarm went off at 5:45am and I sat there staring at the ceiling, deciding if I was going to make it to the gym or not. I contemplated this for about 10 minutes, and then finally pulled myself out of my nice, warm bed.
I decided to set a goal for myself on the treadmill... run 3 miles without stopping. I know this might not seem like such a huge deal to a lot of you "runners" but I haven't done this since before I got pregnant with Emma. I figured the most important thing was pacing myself and not pushing too hard because then I wouldn't be able to make it the full 3 miles. I started off with pain in my knees but I know my body and once I hit a mile the pains usually go away. As I was running I realized my breathing wasn't labored, my heart rate was down, and I felt a burst of energy I don't normally feel at 6am. I ran the entire 3 miles just under 29 minutes and felt GREAT. I could have gone faster, but wanted to make sure I didn't push too hard and not make it the whole way. At about 2.5 miles I was thinking I would have to slow down, but instead I just concentrated on my breathing and imagining my heart rate was coming down. This really was the best run of my life on a treadmill. Now, why can't all my runs be like that?!!
I haven't lost any weight in two weeks and have been frustrated so today was a welcomed treat. Hopefully I have more runs like the one today. Tomorrow I start running on the road to get ready for my 10K on the 6th. Wish me luck!
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