Very quickly in the run I could tell this was not going to be an easy run, not easy at all! The park was beautiful to run in, but nothing but hills--very steep hills! They seamed straight up and up and up. It was very unnerving looking off in the distance and seeing four plus story cliffs and knowing that is where I was running to next. It was very hot and humid outside and the mosquitoes were having a feast--on me.
|Coach Barb and Coach Scott|
Since I like to keep things positive, here are some wonderful things about the run. My running buddy Maureen and I stayed together the whole time. It was nice to have her to chat with and take my mind off the tough course. We also were treated to seeing a momma dear and her two babies who run across the road right in front of us. Running through the park was so tranquil and beautiful. While the sun was beating down on us for much of the run, the trees in the park offered us some shady areas to cool off a bit.
I was feeling really down over the weekend about my run on Saturday. Now I am trying to look at it as an opportunity to improve. Not all runs can be good ones. Next week will have to be better. How do you move on after a bad run?
A dream is a wish...