Ah, I found my mojo. As soon as I let myself “have the week”, I wanted to run. Ha. Saturday was a slow but steady 4 miler, and Sunday I went out for some speed-work. Sometimes taking off the pressure and remembering that running is a choice and a hobby really helps. For me, anyway.
I did not sign up for any half/full marathons this fall, because I had no idea what my running future held after breaking my ankle. So I’ve just been winging it each week, running what I want and what feels good. But I’m ready for some direction, and I want to get my mileage back up to at least 20 miles/week. So I did what I do best: plan! I wrote out my running schedule for the next month and a half. It was very satisfying – I like having a box to check and knowing what miles need to get done. I was very careful not to increase the mileage too quickly, obeying the 10% rule (don’t increase your weekly mileage by more than 10% in one week). I would never (err normally) break the Golden Rule.
Today’s run: 4 miles in the perfect August heat.
Anyone else get as much satisfaction ticking off boxes as I do?