which led to this...
I REALLY needed this run to boost my confidence. I have been getting really discouraged lately with my runs and was starting to question whether I was making any progress at all. This training for a PR is much harder than training for fun. I'm not sure I'm enjoying it as much as when I used to train to just finish but I know I will enjoy crossing the finish line with hopefully a significantly faster time will make up for all my frustrations along the way.
I stuck to a easy pace and didn't have to take ANY walk breaks, which was a huge relief after last week's 9 mile run where I think I walked at least 5 times. I hit the 10 mile mark and felt so great that I decided to tack on another 3 just for the confidence boost. I won't run 13 again until the race on October 28 when I will be finally running stroller-free again. I hope I feel like I can run like the wind and get that PR I've been working SO hard for.
Check out the view I got to enjoy this morning as the sun came up:
With that behind me, I'm spending the rest of the day hanging with my little men. I think a visit to the fountains is in our future...and another one of those pumpkin smoothies from yesterday. I can't stop thinking about how delicious it was. Maybe I'll enjoy it with a side of pumpkin granola. You can never have too much pumpkin, can you? Make it a great day!