Friday, June 14, 2013

Mental Miles

Miles yesterday: 3.0 miles, PM
Miles today: 4.05 miles, easy, treadmill
Miles in 2013: 477.62 miles

I'm just going to refer to those miles this morning as mental miles. I did not want to get out of bed and then my running buddy decided not to do an AM run. Not a problem, but I did change it up and head to the gym, figuring I could crank up the music, zone out, and quickly get 4 miles in before work. I couldn't find my headphones so I stole Larry's YurBuds pouch. After I parked at the gym I realized that the pouch was EMPTY. Good god, not that. Treadmill is bad enough, but treadmill with no music!!!??? Um...just no. 

I debated about just going home, but thought better of it. I am in the first week of marathon training. Life is going to get a lot harder than a few measly miles without music. So I went in and hopped on the treadmill, and guess what. It didn't suck. I don't even know who I am anymore. 

It was actually kind of nice and probably good for my confidence and mental strength. (which let's be honest, could use a little help) I wrote out my blog post and an article in my head, thought about my outfit for the day, watched the news in silence, and focused on my form. Seriously, I cannot believe it myself. I didn't have time to get the whole 6 miles in, (but I wouldn't have minded it even without the music!) so I have 2 more this afternoon. And those may actually be a run to the beach/bar if I am being totally honest.

I treated myself (and my sleepy running partner - best wife ever, just sayin') to bagels and iced coffee before work. The day is looking up, friends. 

Also, the only real reason I am motivated to get to work today is because I am wearing new shoes.

It's the little things. It's also having shoes cute enough to detract from gross runner's feet. 

Happy Friday!!!