First, let me announce the winner of the NYC Blogiversary Awesome giveaway:
Congratulations to Jill F!
Check your inbox for an email with details on how to claim your prize!
I use that word loosely because I actually only ran once before leaving on Friday to run the New York City Half Marathon.
I was supposed to run on Tuesday, but it was raining. Instead of coming right home after a day of "professional development" and running on the treadmill, I took a break. That break ended up lasting all evening. Training fail.
On Thursday morning I received my daily dose of Runner's World motivation via the Quote of the Day.
How fitting. So after school I came home and went for an easy run with my husband. We did our regular out and back route. Once we got going, I found myself feeling better. The lack of motivation I had been experiencing began to be replaced with happy endorphins.
We arrived in NYC on Friday evening, spent most of Saturday at the expo and site-seeing before the half marathon on Sunday. I went into this totally planning to just have fun and take some pictures along the way. I did that, but then I PR'd too! (Race recap coming soon)
|Crazy blurry start corral picture!|
How do you get past the excuses and do the work?
#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.
To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
- Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
- Comment on the Running Escapades Facebook page
- Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!