Saturday, February 11, 2012

Leaving some in the tank & Sherry Run!

I love being exhausted, feeling pain... pain to the point that you are about to break, but pushing through it … I love when you finish a run with your heart beating extremely fast, your body incredibly exhausted, and feeling as though you gave EVERYTHING you are capable of.   

At this point, you have nothing left in the ‘tank’.

I LOVE that feeling. It makes me feel accomplished and confident and fulfilled!
I am still learning that EVERY work out can not be like this.  You can not go to complete exhaustion during every solitary run…bike…swim. It is mentally challenging and frustrating for me.  I get so antsy thinking I should have tested the limits, pushed harder, FASTER, went longer, and pressed on a few more miles.  Focusing on making sure I am not back on the injured train is hard!

I didn't have pins.. Duct Tape worked:):)
Enough of that rant :D  
My run today was like many of yours, in honor of Sherry.  There were also two men that went missing a couple weeks ago in my town and were found dead… my thoughts were for both Sherry and these two men families during my run this morning:

10.05 Miles
15' @ 9:51 Warm up w/ drills-A,B Skips, Butt kicks, knee highs
35' @ 9:39
8' @ 9:27(most of this was going up a hill), 3' rec @ 10:06
8' @ 8:18, 3' rec @ 10:21
8' @ 7:59, 3' rec @ 9:21
9' @ 9:25 and 3' walk CD

Beautiful plant a customer gave me... Now if I just don't kill it :)


  1. Nice run! I ran for Sherry today too. What a senseless tragedy.

  2. great way to run for Sherry!!!
    thanks for your comment on my blog btw!

  3. You are doing so great and doing the perfect amount based on our goals! So glad you run was dedicated to someone super special.

    Keep it up :)


  4. Great job today! You are smart toknow that only some runs can be that way, too :)
    Beautiful orchid!!

  5. Great job on the workout!! I love the days when I want to push really hard, and now the days that I don't I respect that my mind may need a break.

  6. twinner shirts indeed!

    I didn't realize you had changed blog names! I thought you had disappeared. glad you commented so I could find you!

    Hope all is well with training! Not ever training run (swim or bike session) has to leave you feeling exhausted. You'll wear your body down and risk injury!

  7. i agree that i am still learning when to push for a hard workout and when to take it easy. i am often hard on myself and feel like I am not allowed to take a break because i am just being lazy...but i know its important! nice work on the run...sounds like you had a great run that you were able to dedicate to Sherry!

  8. I came up with 10.19 miles but this must be due to rounding. Run for fun, forget about the numbers.