I really like Thursdays because:
1. Runners' Lounge has TIART
2. Its almost the weekend and most of my hw is due Thursday!
This weeks theme from RL is 5Ks and 10Ks and how they factor into training plans, etc, etc!
Well let me just say that I love 5Ks. Ok let's back up here ONE second. I would say I am an optimistic person so basically I love all races when I am not actually running them! Lets take the 4x400m relay that I run every week at my track meets! I love that race but NOT when I am on my second lap (on a 200m track) and my legs and arms are SCREAMING at me and I am so out of breath and oxygen deprived I can't even think straight to do simple addition in my head! (and at the end of the race I can't really even remember the race cause I was so out of it!)
Now I bet a lot of people feel this way (as mentioned above) but I think that is what running is all about. Its about the pain but also the love. The good times and the bad and hopefully you have more good times than bad (which seems to be the case from reading all the great blogs out there!)
But when it comes down to the big race (aka that marathon all you cool kids are into now) its about all THE LITTLE THINGS that you did along the way! Even when you didn't want to run that stupid 5K race (or 10K), you did it anyway and thats what makes the difference.
Keep up all the great work! You all motivate me to maybe run a marathon (well at least run another half marathon!)