Is it really Monday morning already? This weekend was a BLUR.
Sunday, I had 10 miles on the schedule. I was nervous because it was my first double digit mileage and I missed my long run last weekend. I got early and headed out. I started out slow, even slower than normal. Once I got to 2 miles I was almost ready to give up because I checked out my Garmin and I could WALK faster than I was running. My legs were feeling like concrete and I couldn't find my groove.
Then I got a sign. Quite literally, there was a sign that contained the word MENTAL (I have no idea what it was for, the ADD kicked in again and I only got the word MENTAL). Ah ha!!!! I needed to mentally train. One of the most important things that I have learned from my last two marathons is that when you are tired, the only thing that keeps you going is the belief that you will cross the finish line. This long run was going to train the brain. It was all mental. I stopped looking at the Garmin and just put one foot in front of the other. I ran, I walked, I cussed...and each step got me closer to being done. I finished it!
After the run, I resumed my normal motherly duties such as digging out a bead that Diva shoved up her nose. Chubby Hubby and I did minor surgury to remove it. Success. Then as a family we headed out to see Toy Story 3. It was a great movie!!! I sobbed and sobbed! I cried at a kids movie. It is definately worth seeing and it will make you want to hug your kiddos.
Another great summer weekend. Back to reality today!