As you know one of my 2013 running resolutions is to run Laura's 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series each month until June. In January I ran the Resolution Run as my 5 by the 5th. In February I ran the Tackle the Miles 5K as my 5 by the 5th. But in March I didn't have another virtual race so I dedicated this run ALL to 5 by the 5th!
I missed my weekly run with the girls (Therapy Thursday) because I had to sub. So I had to run Friday solo. This was one of those mornings where I really didn't want to run. I was not looking forward to running by myself. I was not looking forward to running a short run (remember I love running long distances so much more than short distances). I really tried talking myself out of this run but knew I needed to run it since I had the Seaside Half Marathon on Sunday. So I got on my running clothes and strapped on my running shoes and headed out the door.
The first mile was torture. It was chilly and windy outside so I opted to wear capri pants instead of my beloved running skirt. Yeah...big mistake. The first mile I kept having to hike up my pants because they were falling down! Finally I got sweaty enough and they started to stick to my body and stop falling down.
Mile two I started warming up. The run didn't seem quite as bad. I was starting to feel glad that I had gotten out there. And I was running at a fairly fast pace for me!
Mile three I was sooooo glad I got out there and did this run! I felt great!
Of course I know that I will ALWAYS feel better after a run and I will ALWAYS be glad I got out there and did it. But sometimes it's hard to convince your mind of that when you are wanting to be lazy.
I was super happy with this run....and my average pace was 9:56! That's fast for me! Yay!
Oh and one more thing...don't you just LOVE my new chevron BAMR Band??? It makes me so happy!!!! :-)
QOTD: Do you ever have that battle about not wanting to go for a run?