I did a 5 mile run today. I haven't run that far since before we had kids. The first 2.5 miles I didn't feel good. I can't explain it, just uncomfortable. Once I hit the 2.5 mile mark I settled into a good pace and felt strong for the last half of the run.
During this run I realized how mental running can be. I was anxious all day about my 5 mile run in the windy conditions. This anxiety translated into doubt during the first part of my run. I learned how important mental preparation is and will approach my runs differently in the future.
The Easter Bunny brought me a sign that is now hanging on my closet wall. It says;
"Believe that you can and your are half way there" - Theodore Roosevelt
That is 100% correct!!!