It started out rainy, and gross, and I was just not in the mood. My iPod wasn't working right, I was in a strange town with too many people, and it was really, really early.
It was hot, muggy, and I still just was not feeling it. But when I hit about mile 3, my anxiety started to melt away with the copious amount of sweat my skin was pouring out. I realized I was never going to finish if I kept thinking about how much it sucked to be out here, running for 13.1 miles. I needed to stop thinking about the negative things and focus on what made the day good: there was no sun beating down, even though it was humid there was a good breeze, and my day was completely free of obligations, no other thing to worry about than myself and this run. I remembered to just keep my mind off of the actual running and live in my mind to get through this, just like I trained.
I realized that is a good thought to have about life in general. Stop focusing on the negative and think about the positive. Everything is about perspective.
Like how I may dislike my legs, but they are strong. And how I may be at my heaviest weight I have ever been (thanks college), but I can run a half marathon.
Everything got better when a really good song came on.
Everything got better when I saw a mile marker.
Everything got better when people stood on the corner and cheered us on.
Everything got better in that last mile. So good in fact, we ran the whole last mile.
We finished in 2 hours and 52 minutes. Under 3 hours!!! #6 and #7 in our age division!
So that was my momentous day yesterday. Now I'm crossing off #28 on my list. Maybe I'll do the Danskin Women's Triathlon in June...
Thanks for reading. I love you guys!