A truer cliché was never spoken.
I’ve been settling back into my professional, workout, and life routines with new energy and inspiration. Since I’ve been home, I’ve sent about 100 emails, submitted a sample article to an online music publication, drafted a CV, and generally hustled my ass off.
Things on the workout front have been fantastic too. Sunday’s long run was quite an accomplishment. Objectively, it’s a little hard to believe that less than a month ago, I was unsure I could finish three miles at the See Jane Run 5k. And then I have training runs like this:
So, I was not super jazzed about today’s run. I headed out to the lake with the intention of starting conservatively, running around 10:30 and just being comfortable. I started out around 10:30, feeling really comfy. Boppin’ along, listening to GAGA…
The miles seemed to fly by. I looked down at my pace and heading into the third mile, I was around 10:15 and still feeling great. With a half-mile left, I semi-calculated (who can do math mid-run?!) that if I trucked it, I could run the lake in under 30 minutes. Holy Shitsnacks. So, I pushed. All I could think was “how badly do you want this? Do you want this enough to keep pushing?” Flying through 2.96…2.96….2.97, I couldn’t stop grinning. As you can see from my strategically highlighted minute, I was at a pretty nice clip at the end. The splits were the coolest of all.
So, that was unexpected and awesome!
In other news, I went back to Dailey Method yesterday and it felt like coming home. I still absolutely love it. Like running, my practice has developed in such an amazing way. I plan to write in more detail about it in the next few days so stay tuned.
Turkey burger time!