Sunday, October 30, 2011

Let the Training Begin!!

It seems like it's been forever but I have been down and out.. I'll spare you the sob story of my broken knee cap and my 10 weeks off.. Suffice it to say I am "released" to run tomorrow... but I put in 1.75 miles tonight on the treadmill. I have a race in less than 2 weeks and I had to get started. It's difficult to start over at the basics again. But it is actually enlightening too... as if that is surprising considering the way my mind works!

 Today was about the fourth time I'd been on the treadmill and walk/run a little bit. But today I was pushing it. It was tricky to figure out how to push as hard as possible without crossing the line into the "too much" category.

 What I learned was how much I learned about myself through running. I actually could feel my limits today....and respected them for the first time in my life! It felt great to know where the line was and stop! So maybe limits are not so "limiting"... as much as something to use to measure how hard you need to work to go further.