Do you ever have doubts in your abilities and feel like your training is simply way off? I would like to think that we all do and I am not alone on this one. Coming back from an injury or illness can be a really rough road, both physically and mentally. For me it is filled with self-doubt. First I start with worrying about missing so many runs, losing my fitness stamina, and the most absurd thought is my fear that I simply just will not be able to run again. These unwarranted doubts in running abilities have all, but vanished today as I was selected by Team Volkswagen, #TeamVW to participate in this weekend’s upcoming Long Beach International Half Marathon.
I ran the Long Beach Half Marathon last year and it was one of the most scenic and memorable races that I have participated in. For the first time in a while I feel alive. I feel like everything is finally starting to click. I feel on fire and no it is not the chicken fajita’s and salsa that I ate for dinner last night. Though I have been oddly been craving salsa and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is not the salsa that I am actually craving, but the need to ignite my life and get it started. The time has come!
Lesson learned, it is not the end of the world take a few days or even weeks off from running and YES it is just like riding a bicycle you never forget how to put one foot in front of the other.
QOTD: What is one of your favorite fall races?