I took my medically imposed break from running and have started to get back to my religiously scheduled runs. Some of the bad habits returned. My last two runs from last week (Wednesday and Saturday) were marked by this screaming voice in my head. My steps faltered a few times before I said “Buck up MaryFran and continue running”. As I neared the end, the voice constantly bellowed in my ear that “no one will know if you walk the rest of the way”. It was a pure mental battle. This morning, there were some physical aches and pains but that voice that was telling me to stop was blissfully silent. It realized that I was running and that it was not going to win!
But the morning was pretty!