I used to yell at myself when I ran. Thinking I would motivate myself that way, I would tell myself I was slow, I was lazy, I was out of shape, I was pathetic. Last year when I started taking myself seriously as a runner, I quickly stopped berating myself when I ran. I started taking pride in my abilities (so what if I'm slow, I'm out here running!) and celebrating what I could do instead of fixating on what I can't. This week, I realized I'm becoming more positive about things even when I'm not running. This is pretty exciting because I've always been really negative. I can find the one bad thing in a sea of good stuff and really hone in on it, to the exclusion of all else. But things are changing. I'm stronger and leaner and faster than I was two months ago. And better than that, I'm different.
Training for the marathon is amazing.
Pace range for this week: 8:40 to 9:50
Temperature range: 19 - 43 degrees
Details for Week 8 (Feb 20 - Feb 28):
Monday: 2 miles
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 7 miles
Thursday: 4 miles
Saturday: 13.1 miles (race!)