OK, so I'm running along, and it's OK, then I stop. Sometimes I'm not even very sure why I stop. My lungs are doing OK, my legs are doing OK, it's like I'm just kinda not liking it at all. Something inside does this commentary about the idiocy of doing this and I should just walk a bit.
And I do.
Then Chuck gives me a look....what? AGAIN????
Then I start again.
I really think that getting over the walking part of running has as much to do with head space as anything else. If I am feeling good about the running, like at home, I can run much farther, but if I'm uninspired like here, I stop WAY more often.
Maybe I should try listening to music, but I don't really want to, I'm running trails and I am THE only woman alone I see at that hour....though I have the Chuckster with me. Think I need to be able to hear.
Gonna have to psyche myself out of this head game.
The Running Room when I got my shoes gave me a couple of great tips. Runners should feel like socks when you try them on. OK, I get that. Also they said a good way to start running is to spend 1 week running and walking at 1 min intervals, then the next week 2 min of running to one of walking and so on till you're running 9 min with a one min interval and then 20 min straight. I think I could get in there in the middle end, but maybe a clock would help discipline me. Never has before, but maybe this time.