Thursday, July 1, 2010

htfu (and go lite!)

after not sleeping well tuesday night, i woke wednesday morning not quite in the mood to run. however i also knew that i would be in a bad mood all day if i did not go running and that i'd probably be too lazy in the hot afternoon heat to run later. so begrudgingly, out the door i went. i made it maybe a mile and a quarter before telling myself i should just turn around and rest. i turned around, and made it about 6-7 houses before telling myself i really needed to suck it up and run. i turned back around, and htfu'd my way through (almost) 7 miles. i wonder if anyone saw my indecisive running.

the run actually went well - i found my old easy pace and hopefully reminded myself that i can, in fact, run better than i have been.

wednesday (6/30) am run: 6.91 miles, 1:01:34 (avg pace 8:55), 80*/86% humidity


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  1. Lindsay, I can see where I've been indecisive like that before...made me laugh! Glad you found the groove.

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  2. Not indecisive - intervals or fartleks!

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  3. I can't belived you turned around after you'd turned around! Once I let myself off the hook like that, there's no coming back. Good work! :)

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  4. I am also surprised at the two turn arounds! Sounds like it was worth it.

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  5. you turned, and then turned again? So an epic internal struggle where good prevailed? Excellent.

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  6. I recommend talking to yourself very loudly during these moments of inner conflict.

    That way, anyone observing can get the full story.

    Way to turn a bad run into a good effort.

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  7. Good job on the HTFU. One foot in front of the other.

    Running partners help here.

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  8. Awesome! I know you must have been psyched when you were done with this one. Another battle won! Go Girl!

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  9. Good for you! I'm glad you stuck with it. I'm sure you felt better for it. Thanks for the golite.com tip!

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  10. I'm giggling at the thought of that little bit of indecisiveness at the beginning. Only because I've done it myself!

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  11. Please tell me you caught that indecisiveness on the Garmin. That would make a great map. haha.

    Way to stick it out and get the miles in!

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  12. I contemplate quitting just about all of my runs during the first 1/4 mile. I've learned to not listen to my body in that regards.

    How are the five fingers treating you?

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  13. Lindsay - I have indecisive running in the morning too! I almost always find some excuse to want to turn back in the first 0.25 mile and have to convince myself to suck it up and run! Glad you pushed through and got the grove back!

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  14. Can't believe you went back and forth so much like that. At least the final outcome was the run that you intended to have. I think all runners go through that internal debate of whether or not it's 'necessary' to run.

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  15. Hi Lindsay, I'm happy to read you now are allright and I see you're well. Good time and good trainning day!

    I'm lucky to be a blog like you!

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  16. Humidity would make anyone indecisive! Can't wait till winter!

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  17. Very good reminder that you feel worse if you don't run all day than the start. Glad to see you feeling your old self again, and might I ask, what does htfu mean? Take care.

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  18. Way to kick ass out there and get it done, even though you obviously had some mental battles going on!

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  19. I've totally done that - I must've looked like an absolute lunatic on the boardwalk muttering to myself and turning around (I'll do that a couple of times).

    Good job on keeping going!!

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  21. Good work running- I have the same debate with myself many mornings haha.

    I just read your wedding post below and it made me laugh- why do men do so little? haha- actually interestingly my dad has been a huge help in the wedding process- he is all business and he just gets it all done. Totally agree with you about the registry. It would be more fun if it did not involve things like towels haha. I could deal with registering for a shiny new computer, and ipod touch...you know, fun stuff! haha

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  22. Hey! What kind of roller do you have? I'm not familiar with these things. BTW, when are you going to run a marathon in WV? I would love to run it with you, but due to my injury it might be another year before I can run one at your pace! I plan on running the Marshall Marathon this fall just to get one under my belt if I stay healthy.

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  23. i have totally done that before too - and wondered if people sitting in their houses were wondering, just what the hell is she doing? good thing u got out there after all

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  24. I've done that turnaround thing before too. And once I started heading toward the gate to leave my neighborhood, but decided I was going to go home and rest so I did the loop around my neighborhood, but then decided to run so I ran the same direction that I initially ran to get to the gate... and I know I passed the same guy in his yard a few times that day. Hopefully he didn't think too much about it quirkiness. Then again, I don't know him so who cares what he thinks about my behavior! :-)

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