tiny bit stressed.
all feelings I'm experiencing [pretty much] all at the same time.
I'm just special like that.
Not that this is the most important one. But it's the part I'm choosing to share. Because it made me grateful. and grateful is way better than the other five words listed above.
Today's long run . . .
Why I am all of the sudden experiencing calf cramps is beyond me. I got my 18.5 miles in at a 7:30 pace but it didn't feel good.
The Pita had called as I got into the pool [to ice].
Pita: you crying?
Me: runny nose mixed with a few salty eyes.
Pita: so your crying?
Me: a little.
I went on [and on] to say something like, "I know it's running. It's not life. I'm just frustrated with my leg cramps....you know how bad I want this PR.....I'm not used to finishing a long run feeling deflated . . .[blah, blah, blah]
He didn't say much. Could hear him typing away on his end. to say he's "busy" at work . . . HUGEST understatement ever. Told me to stay in there [pool], have a hot shower, eat, dry my hair so I don't get sick . . .
Said, "thanks", "Love you", "Have a good day".
Then I found this in my inbox 10 minutes later.
"I was pushed by myself because I have my own rule, and that is that every day I run faster, and try harder." Wilson Kipketer, when asked if the $50,000 on offer, tempted him to break the world record.
He did not write anything else. day. made.
Do me a favor. Today, thank someone who supports you & your goals. Your parents. Your spouse. Your partner. Your dog. Your friend. Your coach. Your sister.
To say we reach out goals on our own . . . . [to me] is a lie. I'm motivated. I'm driven. But I'd never be where I am today without the support from. my. loved. ones.
I'm "Not gon'cry". But I am going to be grateful.