I do plan on a doing race recaps because each race was different and each race meant something different for me.
But there were some definite things I realized about myself that are not necessarily race specific and they really resonated with me so I thought I would share.
If you have been around here for any length of time you all know several things about me. I am not a morning person at all. No ifs, and, or buts. Mornings are my arch-nemesis.
Now that I've recapped just a few of my flaws/quirks. Here is where they came into play.
Lesson Number One:
As a non-morning person the four alarms at 2a were rough. Legit rough. But, you know what I did them with only moderate grumping. Except for when I was cold. Sorry, Kristen. As a non-morning person, part of my argument about getting things done was that I can't get up in the mornings. That I set my alarm and sleep past it. Here's what I learned (and it's probably duh-worthy). I can do it when I want to do it (or maybe the fact that I paid to do it was motivation). I can get up and do what I need to do and get it done first thing. I have to say I found particular joy in the fact that I was reaching my step goal before I was normally getting up.
|Morning Number four - still smiling|
Lesson Number Two:
I have always said I hate to run in the rain and the cold. I think part of that has to do with the body temperature situation. But before the 5k started it was cold and misty, and obviously I lived to tell the tail. And the 10K? It rained the entire time Or it seemed like it did. Guess what? I didn't melt and it wasn't terrible. If I was home, I would have opted not to run most likely. But again, if I did it there I have no excuse.
Lesson Number Three: Never set limits. Unless you know it's an absolute. A lot of things that I have sworn that I would not do/could not do are most likely usually I don't want to do it. But as with anything else, when I can get out of my head and just do it. It's good, or it's tolerable. It's a lesson I preach to my picky eater. How do you know that you don't like it if you won't try it? I have branched out my eating habits because you know, I can't tell him to do it if I'm not ready to do it myself. I'm finding this applies to other areas of my life as well. I need to suck it up buttercup until I actually know that I have an opinion one way or the other.
Mornings are not my enemy, the rain/cold/heat are not my enemy. I am my biggest enemy at times Or most of the time.
Anyone else let their thoughts get the better of them?