I’ve been trying something new lately. I’ve been taking a break from my Garmin for all of my runs except my long runs. As I try to rebuild my mileage without hurting myself, I need to leave my ego at home. For me, that means I need to not know exactly how fast I’m running. As soon as I see my pace on the Garmin, I find myself pushing myself faster. I don’t want to believe that my current easy pace is what it is.
But that’s the thing: it is what it is and I need to accept that for now. Trying to build mileage and speed at the same time = recipe for injury. So, for now, I choose mileage. Today, my goal was to run easy for 30 minutes and I nailed it. ;o) I’m good at running easy if I don’t know what the pace looks like.
As I ran through the steamy weather for 30 minutes (and mentally whined the whole time), I thought about my crazy friend who will be getting on a treadmill this evening and not getting off until tomorrow evening.
Crazy, right? But also amazing and generous and so many other wonderful adjectives. Tonight EMZ will be taking to the treadmill again for a cause. Some of you may remember Emz’ 24 hour treadmill run two years ago to raise money for an organization that assisted women affected by domestic violence.
This 24 hour, 100 mile treadmill run is to raise money for Effect.org – an organization that builds schools for children in India.
Want to learn more? Go here to Rally for Emz.
I took Pavement Runner’s challenge and met him $ for $ and donated $100 to the cause. Anyone else want to join us?