The Secret Sauce

It’s been 5 days since I last went for a run. My past Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday was filled with various family issues and obligations and I just could not squeeze in a run until today (when I went for a 5K run after breakfast).

Like last time, I concentrated on my breathing. Also, this time, my mind was racing (no pun intended) regarding those family issues. Literally, I do not remember getting from the 2.1 to the 2.8 mile mark of my run. And, that’s the part where I usually struggle these days and break down. This is no lie: Around the 2.8 mile mark, I regained focus, saw my feet moving, and recognized where I was and my first thought was “Holy Shit! How did I get here?” And, I finished the rest of my run – strong. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 27:50 (and that’s MUCH better than the 29 minutes I have been posting lately).

This is proof – that it’s in all my head when I struggle running. Somehow, I must master my own thoughts better when I am running. That’s the secret sauce for me. Well, that, and, breathing.

I now have 485.3 miles to go on my goal.

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