It’s that time again to look back and review my progress but more importantly look forward to the race that is getting closer day by day. When I resurrected my running routine back in the early part of 2013 I had a goal of running the Fargo Half-Marathon. This is a big race in our new hometown and continues to grow each and every year. As much as I wanted to do the full marathon I reminded myself that I just had a daughter in early February and good sleep and “extra” time might not exist for awhile. After completing the half-marathon in a time that satisfied but kept me hungry, I knew I needed to go after the full marathon distance again.
The past couple weeks of training have been very much a confidence booster. On my long runs my body has been feeling great and on the shorter days or tempo days I feel like I’m truly “following the plan.” I use a training plan to not only keep my training structured but keep myself accountable and make it hard for myself to “skip” a workout. Today I had an easy 6 miles where I didn’t look at my pace but kept telling my body to “keep it slow.” When I got done my phone showed a 6:43 pace! It’s positive thoughts and vibes from here on out.