The week I was supposed to start running it iced/snowed for 4 days!!!! That is our cRaZy Texas weather for ya! My kids were out of school for 4 days, I had never seen anything like it in all my life living here. So I didn't get to run. I don't have a treadmill and this Texas Girl was NOT about to run in the freezing temps we were having. I was itching to run though.
The following week the weather was STILL not looking promising for my run on the day I had scheduled so I decided to run a day earlier. It was still stil freezing so my good friend let me come over and borrow her treadmill so I did turn into a popcicle! It was awesome! It felt so good! I felt like I could run more, so the next time I ran 1.5 miles straight! Oh my goodness it felt great!!!! I still felt like I could keep going so I decided with the approval of my coach to try for 2 miles. I was nervous but I knew I could do it.
The first time I tried 2 miles I failed. I have no idea what happened. I wasn't as hydrated as I needed to be and it was my first run outside w/o using a treadmill. I really beat myself up. I never questioned whether I could do it or not, because I knew I could, I was just disapointed in myself. But I got back up and dusted off my shoes and set my eyes on my goal... 2 miles......
The weather was perfect! It was about 68 or so, wind was blowing, perfect...... and I did it I ran 2 miles without stopping! My legs were hurting and I was sweating like crazy but I didn't care, I DID IT and I was so proud of myself.