I think I’m ready. I was going to do one in April and weeks before, my body betrayed me. I ended up going to a couple of doctors and ended up with a spinoff diagnosis. It’s been an issue ever since. Limiting my runs to 3 miles, and then I was able to increase to 4 miles.
My nutritionist and I often talk about running. She’s aware of my ups and downs, injuries and the new diagnosis. She suggested months ago that I switch to morning runs. That was a totally foreign concept considering that I’m a night owl and have a really hard time getting up.
One Sunday morning, I managed to knock out a 5 mile run. I loved the feeling of accomplishment, so I decided to try morning runs. They’ve been great. I gain time back in my evenings. On the flip side, there are some mornings where I can’t get up. So I end up running real late in the evening, like 7:30 p.m. My diagnosis, requires a lot of time pass between when I eat and when I run…
My night owl days are over, seeing as that my body starts to shut down around 9:30.
With being able to do a 5 mile run now, a 10K seems like a real possibility again. It’s just a matter of adding on 1.2 miles, right? Well, I always likes to be able to run close to more than a mile more than the specified distance of the race. When I’m in the actual race, I tell myself, you run more this distance, so you have this under control!
Yes, I do a lot of talking to myself when I run. Even on daily runs.
The race I’m thinking of is August 20, wish me luck!!!