You all know I am Type-A to the extreme. I over think. I over analyze. I worry. I wonder. And I try to be in control of processes and outcomes.
Today in running I did none of those things. I ran our long run (which at this point so early in the training cycle is only 10.5 miles) with the fasties. If I had been my normal over-thinking, over-analyzing self, I would have worried about running the first 4 miles in 75 degrees and sun at a 7:35 – 7:40ish pace. But I was relaxed. I went with the flow. I did what I wanted to do, instead of what my mind and the running know-it-alls would say I should do. And then when I started to tire, I let the fasties go ahead of me a bit (but still kept them in sight), because that’s what felt right. When I finished the run (10.5 miles, 7:56 avg), just a few steps behind the fasties, I felt good. I felt strong. And things felt right. It was a great feeling to have.
Today in life stuff, I also stopped analyzing. Stopped overthinking. Stopped worrying. Stopped wondering. And just relaxed and went with what felt right. And I felt good. Things felt right. And it was a great feeling to have.
Meg & me on our Lulu shopping excursion today!