A little running update.
I'm 6 weeks (argh!) away from my half marathon. 25th September is quickly creeping up on me like a stalker in the night & ready to slap me straight in the face.
Time is flying by. A bit too fast for my liking. And so, I'm beginning to feel nervous, but I'm ready to get even more serious. I've had almost two weeks off (with two short runs squeezed when I was in Leeds) and I attempted a run yesterday - which was quite the epic fail; but I'm not giving up.
Today I plan on running and pushing myself like never before. I need to get some more miles in, and quite frankly get rid of all the ice-cream & fish and chips that will be tampering with my health from the past fourteen days.
I guess you could call it a down week, or two, but as an ever eternal optimist, I'm going to think of the positives, because they are the only things that get me through.
Focus & Keeping Faith.
I think its easy to forget how far we (TeamBangs) have come. At the beginning of the year I couldn't run a consistent km without thinking I was about to pass out & die.
Now, my furthest run has been 8 miles. 12km. And I know I'm not the only one.
I've already proved to myself I can do this & come out the other side alive and well (possibly a little sweaty and purple in the face, but hey) we're doing it, putting one foot in front of the other, beating personal targets, personal bests & personal demons. And there is no better feeling.
Of course there are days when the last thing I want to do is run - but knowing the general end feeling is superhero-ness, running always wins over not running.
Yes, I have a lot of work to do to catch up with a two week break, but I know I can do this - I already have. Running is as much a mental thing as it is a physical.
So lets keep focused & positive huh? :)
Oh & here's me posing around in my new Nike gear.
New things will always make me want to get out and run.
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