I’d like to send a special thank you out to the mad genius, Todd Lange, of Running Mate Media http://runningmatemedia.com/! I just completed Week 8/Day 1 of my 5K101 training. For the first time in my life I jogged 30 minutes without stopping. A few hours later… I’m a bit sore and feeling somewhat sleepy, but I guess that’s to be expected. What I didn’t expect were tears. I can thank Todd for those tears. His genius appears throughout the training, but for me mostly in his week 8 program.
I am an admitted softie so tears are common. Week 8′s podcast promised a surprise, and my it was worth the wait! I won’t spoil it for anyone reading that might not be there yet, but the experience brought tears to my eyes. It conjured up a bunch of feelings about how far I had come in the last 7 weeks and it distracted me from my fear of the 30 minute interval.
Prior to today I had only jogged 12 minute intervals. I got going and settled in for the longer run. During the program I heard the term Negative Return – for me that meant that I’d gone too far to stop or turn back. The battle I wage is within me. My body is responding to the program (with a few aches here and there) so why should I doubt that I will achieve my goal? I guess because I’m human.
In this approaching 5K and in my life, I’d be wise to invest my energy into believing I can instead of finding reasons to doubt myself.
I’m at my point of negative return.