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A Slight Change of Plans

Happy Tuesday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine went by far too fast and I’m ready for the next one. I’m sure I’m not alone in that!

Sunday, I was supposed to be lining up to run a marathon. Instead, I slept in till 7:30, made an egg white omelette, went to the gym, shopped and had lunch with a friend. I knew that my training had me physically ready, but emotionally I wasn’t. Visions of melting down while hitting the wall around mile 18-20 did not sound like a good time. Not a party I wanted to partake in. It’s happened before and to be quite honest, I know my limitations. This past year has been a dousy, far too many ups and downs to count and in my heart, I knew if I wasn’t going to run and feel good about it, than it wasn’t worth it. I had someone online ask me how I felt about quitting the race? Excuse me? Quitting? I didn’t quit, no ma’am, I made the best choice for me. That’s the only explanation I provided, because it was the only one. There are many other races to be run and I will run 26.2 again. It’s not going anywhere and neither am I.

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This morning, I was up and out of the house at 4 am for my run. On Tuesdays, I try and head into the office early, to leave early.  There is a kettle bell class before spin that I love and I try to go to as much as possible. My boss is awesome and we made a deal that if I make up the time, I can head out a little earlier than usual. Same deal on Thursdays, so I can go to barre. Isn’t he the best?! With my run scheduled, I knew I wanted to be on the road by a certain time, which I was 20 minutes ahead. That’s winning! It felt good to get the miles done and it was a little longer because as we all know, my internal GPS is always off. That gave me 5.77 miles at a 10:02 pace, not too shabby!

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XO,

thepinkhatrunner

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2 thoughts on “A Slight Change of Plans

  1. Well done doing what works best for you. It’s admirable to listen to yourself and not care what others think. And yeah, you’re not the only one dreaming of Saturday!

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