Today I had the opportunity to go the gym alone. No worrying about how the kiddos are doing. Just me, my music, and the track. My initial goal was a mile. I have run very little since completing my 5K last summer (which actually turned out to be 4 miles, who knew?!), so I thought it would be a reasonable challenge. I hit the track, turned on my workout playlist, and began to run; slowly, but running.
I hit the mile mark and thought, "Hey, I feel pretty good! I should keep going!" For once my mind didn't stop me. I ended up running for 30 minutes. At my pace, that's about 2 1/2 miles. Wow! I was proud of that accomplishment. Lesson learned. I can do it, if only I don't let my mind trick me into thinking otherwise. I left feeling energized and accomplished. Here's to hoping it's not another week before I am able to so again!