February 18th, I completed week one of my half marathon training for the 9th Annual Christian Care Healthcare System. I headed out for a 3mile run. The weather was great and I didn’t layer up too much.
I look forward to completing my first week strong and fulfilling my 9.5 miles. I heading out to the Sterling High School Track. As I got to the track I did a .25 mile warm up run. As I went around the track, I stumbled upon lots of poop. The track was covered with poop. I began to wonder if there was a sewer that had overflowed some where. I didn’t understand why there was so much crap on the track. Did it all come from a stray animal? After making my way around for the second time and heading into my sprint intervals. I felt like I could not keep my focus because I had to dodge poop. The poop only covered 50% of the track and I didn’t just want to do intervals on the straight away. I wanted to take advanage of the entire track.
After seeing so much crap, it gave me the urge to want to go poo poo. I gave up! I took my run to the street, so I left the track. I felt that the weather was too good not to get this run in, so I focused myself to finish strong. I saw so many peeps out running and it helped keep me motivated.
After making one loop, in the neighboorhood, I only completed 2.75 of a run. All in all I was still proud of myself for getting her done and being consistant in my training.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CRAPPY RUN? COULD NOT FOCUS, YOUR PACE WAS OFF OR COULDN’T FIND YOUR RHYTHM?