Eyes off the time

So today was my first long run since last Mondays horrible solo run. I was nervous going into it thinking what if I can’t complete it like on Monday.

Then I listened to what all the coachs, mentors, and other team mates were saying. “You’re doing great” “you got this”. With their words echoing in my head I started my run.

I listened to what Coach Leanne said, I didn’t do times intervals I just ran. I ran until I needed to break and by that time I noticed I was almost to point pleasant park and have run for about 16 minutes. I stop and walked for 30 seconds and carried on with the run.

I must say the time flew by. Not paying attention to the time relieved so much stress. I didn’t hear my muscles yell so much, or my mind say “oh god still 2 more minutes!”.

I just ran. And by the time I new it I was close to an hour of running and close to 7k. Never in my life did I think I would ever see those numbers. I told myself I would stop and whichever one came latter.

I ran 1 hour and hit just barely over 7k with a total walk time of 4 to 5 minutes.

I am so proud of myself for not giving up and for hitting numbers I never thought possible. This run was exactly what I needed after the horrible start I felt I had at the start of the week.

With my confidence restored, that 10k goal that I once thought impossible is so close. I know I couldn’t do any of this with out the major support of everyone involved.

Thank you for everything so far.

See you tomorrow at our group run that I am now no longer dreading!

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