Tuesday, August 17, 2010
August 16th, 2010 – 3.66 Mile Run
The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”
This run was really disappointing. The weather was the usual SoCal nirvana, the route was the same ole route and I didn’t bring Sarah, so there were very few distractions, but I set out to really push myself and really shave some time off my normal run.
When I got to the end of the run, according to my RunKeeper, I only shaved 2.5 minutes off my best time this month and 36 seconds off my usual pace. I was *really* killing myself the whole time. My AT was killing me when I got home and the sciatic pain was almost unbearable.
I thought surely I was keeping an 8-10 minute pace and I would come home feeling like Super Woman. But no…. I came home feeling like I’d torn my body down for no good reason.
So I ate a pile of rice, topped with roasted chicken and bowl of grapes for dessert and allowed myself to wallow in self doubt and pity while I watched an episode of “How I Met Your Mother”.
Next time will be better. Whether I actually improve my time, or I take it easy and enjoy the run.