I nailed 13.1 miles one week ago in Detroit but today I could barely lift the kicks for a simple 3.1 “back to the basic” treadmill miles.....
At mile one I thought, "Okay, the calves need to warm up."
Mile 1.5 - Same thing, the calves need to warm up.
Mile 2 - My calves should be warmed up. Maybe I need more recovery time. My eyes focused on the easy button: “Stop”. My head saying, keep moving.
Mile 2.1. Mile 2.2. Mile 2.3. Mile twooooo......pooooooint.....foooooour. (Yes, it really felt that long)
And then at mile 2.5 something clicked. My calves still felt rock solid, but the kicks start turning a bit faster. My cadence increased and I was increasing the speed on the treadmill to keep up. And then not just mile three, but mile four.
It wasn’t pretty. But I did it. I pushed through AND past my goal!
Sunday’s reminder and motivation: Make it Happen. PUSH THROUGH YOUR GOAL, one step at a time, and MAKE IT HAPPEN!!