Let's step back a minute. I started my 1+ 2012 goal to run every day in 2012 to help me break through the mental obstacles I put into my own training. I try to follow my training plans but am flexible with them. Perhaps I don't run x-miles because of x, y, or z or perhaps I just skip the run because of x, y, or z. Is that okay? Sure...perhaps....it really depends. How strong is the x, y, or z? Does it really mean to abandon the run or to cut back miles?
Upon reflection I began to think that my own x, y, and z were weak at times. They really do sound strong - I didn't run because I was sick, I didn't run because I had to work late, I didn't run because my darling daughter needed me, I didn't run because I had to cook dinner. The list of valuable
The solution? 1+ 2012. It works for me. It may not work for you. It compels me to just aim for 1 mile and then go from there. I push myself to just start that 1 mile and know that at any time if my body tells me to stop, I will. But if my mind is telling me to stop before I start, I won't be so quick to listen. My mind can be my own worse enemy....telling me I am weak when I am strong, telling me I am not good enough when I am, telling me I can't when I can. I just have to tell it to shush for a moment and give it a try.
But what I am more thankful for right now is giving a huge congratulations to the Pampered Runner Giveaway winner....being announced to day in memory of my Dad on his birthday. I really don't think the hurt of him not being physically in my life anymore will ever go away. But what better way to honor him on his birthday then to treat one lucky person to a special gift?
The winner was selected randomly through Rafflecopter and is.....
- Pampering an awesome lady who has many kind comments and an awesome blog title!
- Time alone....I love my family but every mom needs some time to herself sometimes
- Lifetime movies.....an indulgence I don't do very often
- Kitty cat pillow cases