I was doing pretty well with the longer runs. I did 10 miles and was completely proud of myself. Then an oh-so-supportive friend said, “oh! You’re doing 11 miles tomorrow? How long will that take you?”
“About two hours – maybe two and a half.”
“That’s a really long time. Why do you do that to yourself?”
And since then I’ve been kind of mentally unprepared for these long runs. There was a seed of doubt planted. Why am I doing this to myself? Can I even do this?
As I’m getting ready to head out for a 12-miler with my new water belt (definitely realized I needed it after my 10-miler), it’s time to start working on the mental aspect of running. Yes, I can do this. Why am I doing this? For me. For all the times I told myself I wasn’t a runner. To have two hours where it’s just me and my music – no school, no work, no drama.
Oh, yeah. And for wine. Napa to Sonoma half is coming up! And the faster I run that half marathon, the quicker I get to the wine part of it. 😉