HOLA AMIGOS & AMIGAS!
I woke up today (it's my day off!) with the intentions of running at 6 in the morning. When I arrived to Key Biscayne, I noticed that my Garmin watch was completely dead!
My run ended up starting at 9:30 am and ending at 11:30 am. The workout for the day was a 16 mile tempo run, which consisted of incorporating marathon paced intervals half-way through the workout. Needless to say, I was panting like a dog and feeling like a chocolate chip cookie in the oven. It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk!
I was on the 9th mile and I thought about quiting. This is only a training session right? I just couldn't treat it as merely a "training" session. I gathered my thoughts and reminded myself that becoming a better runner entailed pain and sacrifice. I pushed through to the end and then it was all over. Sigh! The pain was only temporary!
THINK BIG (Not the movie!)
Some people ask me what motivates me to run and what drives me to be a better athlete. I attribute my motivation to a couple of things, like my stubbornness and my killer drive to get better and faster. I remember that as a young girl my mother always told me: "Nothing is impossible to achieve. If someone has accomplished a great thing, so can you. No one is better than anyone. We are all humans and therefore we are all alike." I have ever since taken that with me.
I like to believe that I get everything that I want. These "wants" though are not merely given to me, they are hard-earned. I love setting up challenges for myself and accomplishing them. Meeting my goals makes me feel whole and complete. When I train, I treat each session like a race; they are ALL important! I don't think about yesterday's session or tomorrow's session. I focus on the present day's session and I give everything that I have.
Those are my two cents for the day =)
After my run, I stopped by FootWorks (in South Miami)
And chit-chatted for a while with the staff (they're awesome!)
That's Eddie =)
Then I got some much needed sneakers
And I was all set to go....