hobbies running: running running the NYC ING Marathon training for a marathon training for the NYC marathon
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
This past weekend was a little unorthodox. We were camping. I was fretting the whole time that I wouldn’t be able to get my run in. My mood goes south when I can’t keep my schedule. (I’m just so flexible. hah)
Anyway, our camping trip was great and I was coming to terms with the fact that I would have to try and get this run in on Sunday instead of Saturday when I saw a man jog past our campsite — I looked at my husband and growled. He laughed. “Mish, just go! Get your shoes and go running.” So, I did. Running through the mountains is an amazing experience not to mention the effect of the altitude. The air was a little thinner but it didn’t hinder my run. It was just evident. I ran strong and really enjoyed myself. Nature running = soul food.
Running in a new area makes the miles go by quicker. I suffer from impatience
The road I took dumped me out onto the mountain highway and I ran about 3 miles on the berm until I didn’t feel safe anymore. There are so many blind curves. I was really proud of myself for getting out there and running, by the time I got back to the campsite the sweat was dripping from my lashes, my legs were humming with strength my “proud of me” meter was off the charts.
Pushing through self-doubt, low motivation, schedule changes *sheepish grin*, exhaustion, poor weather it all has its rewards.
So, in spite of the fact my marathon running schedule dictated that I run 8 miles, I did 6 mountain miles instead and I don’t feel guilty a’tall.
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