I'm feeling weirdly introspective; yesterday was my first official run for the Milwaukee Lakefront training cycle. It was a gorgeous day for a run, an easy 3 miles in mid 50s...perfect start, especially since it was June. I kept it slow since I'd just run my long run the day before and just enjoyed it to the fullest...it's funny to be here because last year I didn't think I'd want to do this again. I was so frustrated with the way things played out that I was like, nope not after "wasting" last year. But a year later, I know the truth - I'm too competitive with myself not to want to see how I can really do when it's just me and my training.
I feel a lot smarter going into this; I feel stronger and fitter, too. Maybe a little wiser, since I know that I'm not going to like all of this. I know there are going to be hard runs and slow runs and tough runs and runs that make me want to quit.
NSFW, but I think this is kind of gonna be my anthem. It's a weird song, but it goes with "Embrace the suck" right?
But I know there are going to be great runs and surprising runs and beautiful runs, that I am going to prove I have a deeper well to dig from than I know. I know the prize is worth it.
Bring it on, Marathon - I am ready!