Today I did cross-training at the gym. 220 floors on the stairclimber, 15minutes on the elliptical, push-ups, squats, and arm weights. My muscles felt like jelly come the end of my workout. I love that feeling!
Running is such a mental battle for me. The first 5 miles are always the hardest. No, scratch that. The first TWO miles are the hardest. Once I get past the first couple of miles I am usually good to go but it's always that struggle just to make it that far to begin with. Why is that? I find that I look at my garmin way too frequently to check my pace, check my time, check the elevation. Sometimes I find that my runs are dragging because I am constantly checking up on myself to see how I am doing. I rarely run just for the "fun" of it. Yes, I love to run but the thought of leaving my garmin at home and just going out for a run and not caring about pace, distance, or time just doesn't occur to me. Maybe I should take up that challenge.