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The 5K Journey: Week 4

Day 7: October 6th Back out on the trails after a weekend in NYC. The weather is perfect! Cool day with a light breeze - perfect running weather.

I went into this run with a much more positive attitude than the last run. I kept giving myself mental high-fives and encouragement. I didn't feel defeated and felt like I had a good run!

Day 8 - October 7th

So, I should've rested between training days, buuuut the weather on my layover was beckoning me outside. And I actually wanted to run. I was eager to get outside and run, which is a first for me. Glad I did, though it might not have been the smartest thing. I'd just finished an 8 hour duty day at work and I have a 12 hour duty day tomorrow, but whatevs. Ran anyway.

I realize that trail running > running on pavement, IMHO. That pavement huuuurts. Or maybe it was the fact that I didn't let my body rest between runs. Either way, this was a fairly painful run. I tried to block it out, but it did get to me a few times.

I'd had an oddly panic-riddled day. Couldn't tell you why - I was just very anxious and on edge. When this happens, fear starts to tighten its grip on my and keeps me from doing things that I want to do. Like run across a beautiful walking bridge today. I started on the bridge and almost had a panic attack. (Relative fear of heights -> mini panic attack). I felt my legs getting wobbly, so I turned around and headed back on the trail. I hate that I let that bridge and my fear defeat me today, but I'm not going to let it get me down.

The 5K Journey: Week 5

Facing Fears: Tattoo