I hate to say this. But I am burned out. My body is just tired and I'm looking forward to a week from today when my season is over. But - my training the past few days helped lift my spirits. I really like the saying 'the only time you regret a run - is the run you decided not to do'. So I went into my 12 mile run yesterday morning with a positive attitude - and that smile on my face made all the difference. My running mileage has been high and fast this past week, so I was not sure if I could keep the pace coach wanted me to hit. But I did - and the last mile being the fastest keeping a great 8:40 pace which is my goal for next Sunday.
The rest of the day was spent cheering all of my kick ass friends who where rocking out Kona - Libby, Kim, and Marni, (while cleaning out closets...yeah...I know...real exciting) and then heading out to a beautiful beach wedding for one of my training partners - and drank some wine:
I woke up this morning ready meet up with good friends and have a great 50ish mile ride down to Grayton Beach. But looking at the radar - it was showing lots of rain and 25-30 mph winds at 5am. Humm. The trainer was looking pretty good. No one wanted to ride so I decided to go back to bed. Slept until 8 (which was AWESOME) and decided to suck it up and ride outside. It was a tough solo ride due to the hard core hurricane like winds - but it was worth it. I kept on thinking about my friends riding in Kona the previous day - and knew I could get through it. Done and done. I'll take a ride in the wind then on the trainer any day!
I know I've said this before - but having a positive attitude is everyone. So the next time you don't 'feel' like training - just suck it up and get it done. You won't regret it!