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I didn’t mention it in yesterday’s post, but HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the wonderful mothers out there!
I really miss being close to home and our mothers . Thankfully, this is the last year and next year we will be able to celebrate! My mom is actually traveling overseas right now so I was only able to talk to her briefly.
Sunday’s run was proof that bad runs happen.
The schedule called for a 9 mile run. I was actually really looking forward to it. I already knew the course I planned to do and woke up ready to get out the door! (That doesn’t always happen).
The first couple miles went well. I was able to relax and just enjoy the absolutely beautiful weather.
The around miles 5-6 I started having really intense heartburn. It wasn’t something I could just pass up, I had to stop several times because it kept making me feel like I was going to have to throw up. Not fun.
The course didn’t allow me to cut it short so I just kept trudging through. The last 2 miles were the most brutal. I don’t really know what caused it, but it was pretty awful. I ended up getting in the entire 9 miles.
I guess after a week of pretty great runs I was due for a bad one. That’s okay. It is just another reminder of how blessed I am simply to be able to run.
Since it’s Monday and I always try to pick a focus for the week I wanted to focus on picking yourself back up. I thought about this a lot on my long run yesterday.
Today I will need to pick myself up after a pretty terrible long run and get in a workout.
In fact, over the past year I have had to pick myself up several times. Guess what? That’s how life works. It’s not guaranteed to be easy but if you keep pushing and working through it you will persevere.
Running teaches me so much about life. It may sound crazy but in a lot of ways I related running and my life. If I’m having a horrible run I will tell myself that if I can pick myself back up after my losing my job then I can pick myself back up after a tough run. Even the tough times in life are blessings.
Running is very personal to me. It is therapeutic and I can always count on it to remind me of life’s blessings. Even on the hardest days I am thankful. I remember what it was like to not be able to have those hard days.
So, this week when things get tough remember you can get through anything. We all fight our own battles and it is important to keep pushing through the hard days. It is also important to support one another in this journey. You may not know the battles someone is facing, but remember to lift one another up. We all get by with a little help from our friends! I know I sure do!
What is your focus for the week?
Did you have any tough runs last week?.