I changed my route this morning and it was SUCH a good move! As soon as I hit the half mile point I knew that there was no way I wanted to get to the half way mark (the “turn”), see my apartment in front of me and then turn around for another lap. The down and back, down and back thing was just sucking. So when I hit the main road I just kept going. I figured I’d run along the main road to the one and a half mile point as long as there was a sidewalk.
It was such a good call. When I hit the 1.5 mile marker I turned and headed back. Even though I still had a mile and a half to go, I was already in the home stretch! Final lap!
Mind games are fun.
So, yes, I’m still only cranking out 3 miles but I still have my sights set on a longer route. Tomorrow I’m going to do 3.5 and make that my new minimum, and then I can work on tackling 4 miles next week.
So here’s a nice DUH moment for you that I had this morning: workout clothes are NOT running clothes. Birthday gift certificates to Dick’s will be happily accepted. Thanks.
Oh right – my birthday is in 12 days. I’m feeling all analyze-y about it. 34 sounds a lot older than 33 for some reason. Like, 40 is just right there. For the most part I don’t really care – I’m healthier than I’ve ever been (emotionally and physically), I’m more comfortable with myself than I’ve ever been. My skin is holding up nicely (thanks, SPF 55 and Sicilian roots!) and I still don’t have a gray hair on my head (although I did find one graying hair a couple months ago. From the root to two inches down was gray, the rest of the hair was brown. I’m not counting it.)
It’s just that, there’s still….STUFF that I need to get done and I feel like time is running out. It’s not, I don’t think. But still.