I am happy where I am and I try to turn the negatives to positives. I like to say "never say never," but I am pretty certain the following never statements will be true forever. I am okay with all of them because they are me, the optimistic mid-pack runner.
- I will never run a 20 min 5K. I will never run a 25 min 5K. I will try to enjoy the shorter distance. I will encourage and cheer others on.
- I will never qualify for Boston (okay, this as an assumption because I've never run a marathon...once again, I'm pretty sure of my statement). I will challenge myself someday and run the best marathon I can run.
- I will never look like a "runner" (you know the look - long & lean with great legs). Genetics are against me on this one. I will ignore the questioning up-down looks I get from people when they find out I am a runner. This is me and my body; if you have a problem with it then it is your problem.
- I will never give up some vices. I can eat dark chocolate and drink wine because of the mileage I put in as a runner.
- I will never give up.
(In case it didn't come through: this is not a woe-is-me post, it is a I am a strong person post.)
Running today was hot, even though I was on my treadmill in the basement. I did speed work and my rest intervals were a little longer than they were supposed to be because I needed water and to wipe the sweat off my face after each interval. Here's the fun I had: 1 mile warm-up, 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400, 200 (with ~200m RI), 1+ mile cool-down.
My in-laws arrive tonight so I'll be here, but won't have time to comment on all your great blogs.
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