My legs are short. Nothing will change that. I can only go so fast. I have to remind myself of that sometimes. I push too hard and get worn out quickly, instead of going slow and steady – and I end up disappointed or having to stop. A lot of people on the trail run faster than me – so do many small dogs and children.
Since it was “down to” 93 degrees tonight at 7:30 (when will it end???) I went for a run. I decided to take it nice and easy. During the first mile, I felt relaxed. I was worried that I was doing a 14-minute mile though. Then my Nike Run app announced my pace was in the 10 min/mile range! I decided to keep that pace for the whole 3 miles. I also turned a different direction than usual which was a nice change.
I stopped at the halfway point to pour water on my head and stuff my cheeks with Gummi bears. I actually ENJOYED this run – no matter how slow I was going!