Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible. Cherie Carter-Scott
I am by no means, extraordinary. I just believe.
Since January 21st of this year when I broke that dang TOE of mine, most if not all of my running confidence flew out the window! My mojo was gone. All the hard work I put in the year before came crashing down on my TOE. It hurt more than the TOE itself.
No more TOE talk, but I use that as a way of explaining that it took this long – almost 5 months to feel that perhaps I am getting back a bit of my mojo. My be patient grasshopper mentality does not work in my world of running. I am way to impatient and I long to see results immediately. But, I know better and I know that is not the way it happens in running or in anything.
That old saying that “good things come to those that wait” is very apropos yet so very annoying don’t you think? I do think that I think too much and overanalyze everything. Seth is both a blessing and a curse to me. I have a love/hate relationship with him. Would never leave him home yet sometimes I want to rip him off my arm and fling him in the air. But being he is a GPS I think he would always find his way back to me and the safely of my left wrist.
I have been happy with my last few runs. I am running a 5K race in 2 weeks and my goal for that race is to sub 30. I believe I can do it. I know I can. it is 100% possible.
On Sunday I ran my own 5K and here are the stats:
3.1 miles 30.54 9.56 min/mile
Then on Monday I did the exact same mileage only running it 1 min slower. I call this my caught in the rain 5K.
3.1 miles 31.53 10.15 min/mile
And that brings me to today: My nice 5 miler
5 miles 51.25 10.17 min/mile
Mile 1 10.41
Mile 2 10.51
Mile 3 10.18
Mile 4 9.56
Mile 5 9.35
And so it goes. I am happy with these runs and will feed off of them as I now go into training for the NYC Half Marathon on August 16th. I am feeling more and more confident that I will run a good race. I am surrounding myself with only positive energy. You think you can bring me down? Just try!! :O)
For feel good positivity I will leave you with this video of Roger Bannister breaking the 4 minute mile barrier. May 6th 1954. Its exciting!! Bannister’s time was 3 min 59.4 s.
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.