The best I've ever run! This evening I ran 3 miles in 41:40. That is really good for me! I think I really need to get more sleep though. My morale and focus are just gone. Once I am about a mile into the run I am fine but it is so difficult to get started. Is this normal?
After reading my new friend Michele's blog, I realized that I might be in the minority of runners. I love to run on the treadmill! I think it is easy to develop a steady pace, keep perfect track of time and distance, watch tv, and be in the privacy of my basement. As I thought about it more though, I also realized that I am totally dependent on the treadmill. The thought of running outside scares me! I could trip over a curb, use up all of my energy in the first 1/2 mile, get hit by a car, or get made of by a passerby. Even as I type this I realize that it is probably rooted mainly in my own lack of self-confidence. Let's be honest though, who wants to see a large blob bouncing down the street on their way to work? I am not a small woman with rather *ahem* large breasts. It just isn't a pretty sight and because I know that, I just can't focus on running when outside. Putting all of my self-image issues aside... Does anyone have any advice on how to transfer what I have accomplished on a treadmill to outside? Is there a special way to start running outside? I'm scared.
I hope running is going well for everyone and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!