brings all kinds of weather. We can have it cool, warm, wet and windy. It could be a light drizzle or tornados! Today, I decided to weather the storm and run in 20 mph winds and rain. I decided I would stick with my mentality that I was trying to adopt last week the “I GET TO” mentality. So on a Sunday morning, the day I usually try to sleep past 4:45 AM, I was up at 5:30 instead to get on the road by 6:30. My sleepy friend met me and we were off. (It was storming on Saturday at 5AM or I would have gone then!)
We started out into a heavy head wind for the first 2 miles. But something about it felt really good. Really challenging and really exciting. I love when I am out running in inclement weather and I see very few other people out (I think we saw 3 others today in our hour and a half run). Now some people look at me like I am a crazy woman when they see me in this kind of weather. Others see me as dedicated. I see me as a little of both.
My friend had a harder than normal time today so I reminded him that WE GET TO RUN. I also talked about PMA – Positive Mental Attitude. As with most things we endure in life, the way we approach a situation can make or break our outcome. Running is not just about physical toughness, but mental toughness.
In the end, I made it the double digits I was aiming for (testing my injury) and was as pleased as could be! My running partner did also. Runs like today build physical and mental toughness that I can use in my day to day life!