Not that any of us ever WANT one, we just NEED IT. Welcome to my day. Actually my month. And here’s why.
Having never done a tempo run before last week, I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Thanks to Coach Krissy’s Master Plan of Getting Black Dog to a 2:00 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, I knew I had to get 2 miles done at an 8:43 pace. Pretty quick for my short, little, dumpy legs, but still doable. OR SO I THOUGHT.
After my second tempo run ever, all I wanted to do was bang my head against a wall and call it a day. I’ve never been a fast runner – at least fast by my standards – and this latest mess just reinforced my quickly crashing 2 hour Wine and Dine dream. And then I saw this.
And did this.
Whenever things look like they’re headed for the toilet bowl, all I need is to see is that furry little face. She’s had a miserable couple of days, thanks to her pool jumping OCD. She just can’t control her obsession with jumping in our BFF’s pool. Over and over and over and over and over again. And over and over and over and over AGAIN. She does it so much she ends up tearing up the skin on her pads and limps around the house for the next three days. But given the chance, she’d still be over there jumping. It’s that whole living in the moment thing that all dogs have. How can you not appreciate that?
So after seeing that face that was so happy to see my sweaty, nasty, worn out body back home again, it put everything back in perspective. (Yup, there’s my favorite word again). I may not have hit the times I needed to on my run, and who knows if I ever will. But I’m sure as hell going to keep trying. Over and over and over and over. Call it my version of pool jumping OCD. And if I hit it, great! If not, at least I’m going to try and have fun getting there. I guess it’s all just part of trusting the process. And living in the moment. Maybe the hubby will even give me a biscuit afterwards.
Enjoy the ride.
Do you ever find yourself “stuck” in your training? Do you let it bother you or do you keep getting out there and trust the training process? Is there something you have OCD about? It’s okay, you’re among friends.