On my run today, my only goal was to run at least 6 miles. It didn't need to be fast or slow and I wasn't really tied to any certain path or trail, although I did go to my normal bike path that I enjoy running on, which includes the dirt trail I like so much too! Anywho, no boundaries today! The weather was awesome, somewhere near 70 degrees, I had my water belt, some GU, my Garmin, and my thoughts. I set off. I thought to myself, "Self, if you run 4 miles out then you have to run 4 miles back." That would put me at 8 miles for the day and then I would reassess once I got back to the car if I wanted to do more. At mile 3 I said, "Self, I'm not positive you can make it to 8 miles today...maybe you should turn around at 3.5." That would put me at 7 miles, and I had to get back to my car. I was
slowly approaching 3.5 and I couldn't decide what to do...I had waited to make the ultimate decision until I got there that I got all flustered and just turned around. If I was still moving when I hit 7 miles, then I'd decide if I wanted to do more!
So, I'm headed back to the car and the miles are ticking by on my Garmin and once I got to mile 5 I just couldn't go anymore! I was really tired, my legs just wanted a break. So I walked for a couple minutes. I knew I needed to finish 2 more miles so I could get back to the car, so I adopted a run/walk regime to bring it home! I finished off the last 2 miles and although my final time wasn't the best, it also wasn't the worst, so I was satisfied. The best decision I'd made all day was to stop at 7...AND the water fountain where I parked was working! Bonus...it never works! After so many sick days (I call them sick days instead of rest days, so I don't feel like I'm not running cause I'm a slacker), anyway, after so many sick days I'll take 7 miles! I have 3 weeks til my Halfer, so I think I can get back into the groove just in time.
I'm also considering running a Halfer 2 weeks after this one in 3 weeks...don't know yet. We'll see where these next 3 weeks takes me. This will be the first half since I've been getting faster and losing weight. So, I'm really looking forward to this race!
Do you have a problem making decisions?
Are you a Mega Millionaire? I'm not...didn't even match the mega ball number on ANY of my picks!
How was your run today?