Today I went running again. (Again I did it during my volunteer time!) The weather was perfect! My problem today was that I figured I could run my 5k faster than I ran it on Tuesday. So I headed out. It felt great, I kept a really good pace. I kept too good of a pace. I ran at a pace that my body was not prepared for. I fell apart after the first 2.5k. I was disheartened. I started to get mad at myself.
But I kept running. I struggled through the last half of my run. When I hit the 5k mark, I looked at my Garmin 405 and realized that I finished only 30 seconds slower than my Tuesday run.
What I learned today is that I need to be kinder to myself. I need to enjoy my running and I need to take things at the right pace. My body needs to be comfortable with my current pace before I can go faster. Maybe I will have to get in some hill training in on the weekend!