Yesterday I had a really whiny post that I had started complaining about the heat and how disappointed I've been in myself and my ability (or inability) to successfully execute a workout in the last few weeks. I held back on posting it because I didn't want to focus so much on the negative. I'm glad I held off because I ended up having a great run yesterday. It was a run where I was to be "cruising" along with my race pace for stretches of time. While I was running, I did feel like I was cruising and I was able to finding and maintain my pace again quickly between sets. It feels great to run and every time you check your Garmin, the average pace is the same, give or take 1 or 2 seconds.
I've been thinking more about my running mantra through my workout yesterday. A recent quote I saw on Twitter from Mohammed Ali stuck with me. I've modified it to make it easier to remember but I think I finally found a positive message that works for me. "The pain is worth the victory." 1:45, I'm coming for you!
I purchased a Road ID bracelet in the mail the other day and I received it yesterday. I was super pumped to give it a test run last night. It was comfortable and I'm bringing it with me to Minneapolis (Mall of America) this weekend! If you're in the area, let me know. I have out a few feelers and am looking to do my long run this weekend with a local running group.