So I went out for my run today. Wanted to do somewhere between 3 and 4 miles and decided on my usual 3.2 which I use when I am looking for that distance. This 3.2 is a somewhat hilly course. Not all of it, but it does have several hills that can kick you in the butt! The worst of the hills is at the very end. I dread that hill...actually it's 2 in a row. One shorter one, then it flattens out for about 10-20 strides or so and onto the longer, steeper one. I start thinking about those hills when I hit the halfway point and turn around to come back home. I hate that I do that to myself, but I do!
So anyway...today I tried not to think about it too much. (Of course, I did think about it but I certainly tried not too!) I was having a pretty good run, I felt good and really thought I could do it this time. That is what I thought at the beginning of the first hill as it flattened out, I was getting tired, sore and those negative thoughts started getting going in my mind. Made it about 1/2 way up the second hill and I stopped and walked for about 20 steps or so and then started the run again. Ughhh! Those stupid negative thoughts kill me every time. Next time, I will not have it! I will make it up both of the hills. I will! Those hills will not get the best of me anymore.
All in all, it was a good run today. Not too bad...35:46. It worked out the 11 min/miles. I'm happy with that! I have another run tomorrow and then a long one with the group on Saturday. I will probably try to take on the double hill on Monday. I'll let you know how it goes!