Then I started thinking. Why am I listening to a plan over my body? Since I am a type A person and a dedicated athlete, I know that I will get in 95% of my workouts without fail. I shouldn't feel bad or fear cutting one short, or "missing" a goal pace. And this morning, I just felt like crap.
Reading the post made me feel better about going out for this run and listening to my body....goal 1 being finishing it, but being ok with going a bit slower or cutting it short if I needed to. And I felt ok about posting it and being more accountable to how i was feeling rather than justifying why I cut it short to the internet.
So.....after all of that soul searching, I went out for my 17 miler.
And I rocked it.
Funny what happens when you give yourself permission to be human :-P The first 5 miles were painful, but I zoned out and just enjoyed the snow and let myself be. While I won't deny there weren't some rough moments, I am super proud of it!
Distance: 17.02 miles
After a monumental success like that, the hubs and I decided to try to be a "normal" couple and not wear our jammies all day, s we went out to dinner and a movie.
Cracker Barrel, you are are amazing. You entertain me (yes, apparently I am "just plain dumb"
Your food is just plain amazing (ok, its not core friendly, but I swear I was in the workout window!)And the company was just great! (For the record, Greg left 4 pegs in the game board, so I am smarter than him. Of course, since I chose to spend over two hours outside freezing my toosh off, the jusry is still out on that one).
It's also worth mentioning that he deserves the husband of the day award, because he let me choose the movie and
All in all, I would say it was a pretty sweet day!