Monday, February 28, 2011
"KEEP YOUR KNEES UP!... KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!"
For a few months now I've been running with a friend Wednesday nights. She is awesome! She is a very experienced runner.. she has offer advice, encouragement.. but mostly keeps me going. So while I was running this past Saturday all I heard was her voice in my head:
"Keep you knees up!"
"Keep your head up"
"Push up the hill.. pass people!"
I did it! Kept those knees and head up.. pushed up that hill (a VERY LONG hill).. and passed two runners while going up!
I am very happy that all my efforts paid off. Despite the snow, wind and very slushy conditions.. Saturday reaped a new pb for my 5k. 27:51 !! I can't believe it!
Thank you Alyson for pushing me on the nights that I just didn't want to be pushed! For guiding and offering great advice. For encouraging me.. and reminding me to NOT be soo hard on myself!
I've learned SOO much about what my body CAN do.. instead of what my brain tells me I CAN'T do. This is definitely soo mind over body for me! And probably for most I would say.
Happy Running Ya'll! I am starting to fall in love with running all over again!