I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
The young Mama Bear!
Roads were made for journeys...
On the road back
It seems to take me somewhere between 10-15 minutes to get warmed up. Before I'm warmed up, EVERYTHING is more difficult. Then, it's like over the space of a minute everything changes and becomes easier. The pace I was struggling to hold suddenly becomes too slow and I'm ready to go!
I consider the first 10-15 minutes of each run my warm-up and have given myself a pass to go as slow as my body wants to for that first little while. Once I feel that change, it's time to start picking up the pace at least a little bit.
2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)
Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon
"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."