Yesterday was the last in the Watermelon Series in Lakeland. It’s a 5k series over the summer that helps to keep you motivated to run. This summer has been INCREDIBLY hot and it was HARD to stay motivated this year. This year, I missed the middle two races – I was out of town for one and I had a triathlon for the other (which by the way was CANCELLED at the last minute!), so I was really looking forward to this race.
It felt incredibly good to run! I just ran for the sheer enjoyment of it. I’ve been very frustrated lately with myself- my body (as a result of my diet), my running, and my lack of gym/CrossFit time. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to let all of these self doubting thoughts get me down and make me loose site of my goals. I just want to be a successful RECREATIONAL athlete. Success measured by MY goals and mine alone. So…
- If I don’t PR for my race, just celebrate the run and be PROUD that you finished!
- Baby steps towards my goal! Remember that “Rome wasn’t built in a DAY”
- When in doubt…just keep going!!
Donald (Leslie’s son), Leslie, and Me! We look so happy, don’t we??? 😉. I am extremely proud of Leslie because I coaxed her into this series and even though I missed two of them, she continued on! My running buddy is STRONG and I hope she knows how AWESOME I think she is!!❤️
Until next year…..