Sorry for such a LATE post but I actually got to go for a light morning run, followed by some Easter shopping for the kids, and grocery shopping for life…. ugh… this was SUPPOSE to be this mornings post…. Wish me luck in the AM, Cops and Joggers… here I come….
While I typically try to avoid large hills during my runs, the Hungry Runner Girl’s post about hills inspired me to stop being a baby and get my a$$ in gear… I’m not going to lie, I have been super lazy about my runs and even worse about my hills….I’ve been doing the bare minimum and as a result out of the three races I’ve run this year, I have consistently been the second female. Listen, there is nothing wrong with second, but my times are crap as well and when I sit down and think about all of the factors, at the end of the day there is really only one thing that stands out… I’m NOT putting the time in. I’m not going to lie, living in Mommywood and trying to balance life is hard enough, and now I throw the “not only do I want to run but I want to be competitive” dagger into the mix of it all. Sadly, something has to suffer and for me it was my training….
In the last few weeks I have been doing some soul searching, trying to figure out what REALLY makes me happy and where I expect my life to go and the bottom-line is that I REALLY can have it all… there will have to be some shifting around of things but I LOVE running so much that I don’t want to have to compromise it, My kids will always be number one but I realized this week that I can balance it AND keep everyone happy.
Luckily this week I didn’t have to work so when I chose to go running I didn’t feel guilty… step one of getting my self back and attempting to be competitive again.. so after michael got out of work I decided to run my typical route, backwards. Ok no biggie right?! LIES! It was totally a biggie! It was one giant, six mile hill…. the first two miles was the worst and I held on… slowly. At the time I wanted to die but in hindsight I’m so proud of myself for actually doing it. I always say I’m going to do that run and then I panic and decide against it. In the future I will be adding that work out in more frequently and I’m also hoping that it pays off for Saturday’s race because I am familiar with the location and there is only way out of the park, and that is up…..
What are some awesome hill work outs you guys are doing? I’m clearly in need of some help