Yesterday was FABULOUS! I pushed myself up hills, for strengthening instead of focusong on technique. It was amazing. My second time up the hill, my Coach Anthony ran along side me – helping motivate me to push even harder than I’ve ever done before. It was actually thrilling when I made it to the top.
A teammate and I were chatting – we love hills. We came up with a consensus – hills are really truly fun not only because they make us stronger; but there is a goal in site. The top of the hill is like an imaginary finish line. It’s a feeling of accomplishment when you reach the top.
Yesterday, Urban Athletics kindly gave American Cancer Society runners a 40% discount on the entire store. I used it as an opportunity to buy my second pair of Brooks running shoes, and another pair of red running shoes (Saucony) that will be very nice for me to use during the marathon. I also got a new water bottle and some “goo” and most importantly, BODY GLIDE to avoid the chafing.
It was a great day yesterday. I wish all training days were like that 🙂