Juneathon: Day 14

What. A. Run.

When my alarm went off this morning, I heard thunder. After debating whether I wanted to head out, I decided I was already up and might as well brave the rain. And surprisingly, while there was a little rain, I barely even noticed it. That’s how focused I was on my run.

I decided to try a slightly different route, and it seemed to make a big difference. I ran the whole time! Well, not the short warm up and cool down walk, but not once did I slow my pace or walk. Actually, I didn’t even set goals for myself based on landmarks. Instead I told myself to just keep moving, that I was still breathing and my legs were still working. Success! When I mapped my route online, I found out it’s a mile. Even better.

Just a few days ago about how I couldn’t seem to break past this quarter-mile barrier. I would hit that point on my route and couldn’t seem to push myself to keep jogging. I did yesterday, but not by much. I think what made the difference is that the first stretch of the route I did today is flat. My normal route means I meet a hill almost from a get-go, and that could be what slows me down a bit. Plus on my new route I get to run by a mini-lake/fountain area, making it a lot more enjoyable right off the bat.

Now that I know I can get past that quarter-mile mark, I’m excited to see what else I can do with this whole jogging thing. Who knows – maybe there is a 5K in my future someday.

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About dakotalizzie

I'm a twentysomething young professional living in Nebraska. My blog centers on the things I love - my family, dogs, friends, crafting, cooking, life chats and health. All these things help me lead the good life, and isn't that really what it's all about?

One response to “Juneathon: Day 14

  1. Harin

    How lovely you are, Liz!!!! I smiled while I read it. I could imagine how and what you did on the way!
    Yeah- Keep going! going! going!

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