Monday, Monday! Normally I'd be bummed about it being a Monday, but nope...we close on our house this Wednesday! So yes! Good week!
So, this week, my motivation is to keep up the training. We are less than a month away from the mini-marathon, and this last weekend we did the 15k training race. That's 9.3 miles, folks. It's a long freaking time. I don't think I have ever walked that for, in a race that is...sure, I've done shopping sprees, and I'm sure if you calculated how much I've walked, you may get 9 miles...maybe...but...seriously, this was hard. A lot of it was mental. I'll admit that coming up the Mile 1, Mile 2 markers I thought "Oh shit, I have 7 more to go?" But I pushed along.
The tough part was when it started raining. We knew there was a chance it would rain (It was like 30%), but as soon as it started sprinkling, I started to worry. Soon it wasn't just sprinkling but actually raining. Then came the thunder. And lightning. I hit the 7 mile mark when my feet started killing me shortly after I stepped in a giant puddle. But I kept going...I had to finish. I joked with these two girls who were walking at the same pace as me about how hardcore we were. Because seriously, how hardcore is that? Ha
I finished the race at 2:12:57, and from T's calculation that was a 14:16 minute mile. I impressed myself with my hauling ass. Of course, I limped to the car and was barely able to walk the remainder of the day, but it was worth it.
So I need to keep that good feeling in mind as I prepare for the mini and add 4 miles to that 9.3. And I need to keep up with the interval workouts on the elliptical and weights with the trainer. And stay away from the sweets, which is super hard because I really really LOVE Easter candy. It is the best candy of the year, you know...
So that's my motivation...what's yours? It's easy to participate...just write a post about what kind of motivation you need this week and comment on this post with your link, and I'll link you up!
Hope everyone has a great Monday!