So, I had been off a couple of days (ok...more than a couple). But it really all wasn't my fault. A family emergency needed dealt with. But, I'm back to the running. After all, I have a 1/2 marathon coming up before I know it. I am registered for the Pittsburgh 1/2 on May 6th. But a couple of friends of mine have convinced me to register for one on March 31st. Yep - 2 of them! Can you believe it? But that means I cannot slack off...AT ALL!
Decided on a 4 mile run. It's about 4 miles, probably a little more. It had 4 very nice hills. When I say very nice, I do not mean nice to look at. I mean not so nice to run. You get my drift, right? I felt pretty good during the majority of the run until the last 2 hills. They are truly back to back and at the last 1/2 mile of the run. They do not make me happy! So my time was 44:41. I know, not so fast! (Now do you get why I titled my blog what I did?)
Don't get me wrong...it's all good! After all, I got out there. I ran what I could. Did I overly push myself like I would do if I was racing? NO. Not that it would make that much of a difference. A little, but not that much. However, I noticed something today. I've lost a little bit of confidence in my running ability. Not sure why or how it happened, but I feel it. I feel like it's not quite good enough. Gotta work through this. Fast or not fast, I have 2 1/2 marathons coming up and I need to be confident. I'll reflect on it a little tonight and maybe revisit it tomorrow. Until then...it's all good!