So I promised myself that I would write more often to inspire myself and get my thoughts out. Remind myself of my goals everyday and keep focused on enjoying my journey.
I have had a great week of running. I have been pretty proud of myself to manage the miles with working and mommyhood. Although by Friday I was worn and woke up this Saturday morning so tired that I didn't get up and run the 16 miler as planned. I crawled back in bed as I decided to get more sleep and put off my run till afternoon which I do immediately after writing this blog post :-)
As I reflect back on my week, I most excited about my quick recovery from the flu. I was able to get in 2 very high quality runs this week. With the 13 miler with ended up being much quicker than I planned as I thought I might be still recovering but by midway through I knew I felt great so I let the wheels go! And than on Thursday, I had no idea on I would feel after still on just a week from flu and the big run on Tuesday. I wanted to be restraint in my run but as I settled in the reps at 6:44 pace, I feel super comfortable at that pace so I let it go a little faster on each rep. Funny thing is I made a deal with myself that I would only run 3 reps of 10 minutes if I didn't feel great. I ended up feeling better and better with each rep so I let myself run the full 1.5 mile which turned up to be 10:30-11:00 minutes in length.
I am super excited about having 2 consistent high quality and fast runs. I have not run this fast and felt this great in a long time. I can remember some of the workouts before the Hashimotos where I was flying. The one that sticks out in my head always was a 6 X 1 mile session where I ran progressively faster mile repeats with the last one at 6:09. This was almost 1 1/2 years ago and at that time I was sure to be on a PR racing roll. Little did I know my life would take a detour for a while. I am so happy to think I am back and I AM HEALTHY and that I AM HEALED in Mind, Body and Soul.
I remind myself day in and day out that I am healthy and that I am fast. That all the work that I have put in the last 2 years no matter how fast I was running all are going to come through one day. I think these past runs just reflect what has been there all the along but being masked by the Hashimotos.
For what it is worth, I have become more in love with my journey and have peace that I am heading in the direction of what was promised. I have been more free in my attitude about my running and my goals. I stress less and I trust more!
Life is Beautiful! Live it!