Kaiyu is not a morning person. She gets really grumpy and is no fun when I try and wake her up to get an early start on the weekend so I left her alone (plus her flight was delayed yesterday and we got home really late). When we finally started the day I was able to capture her brilliant smile in a mother-daughter selfie...
I mentioned yesterday that I read a few interesting articles in the latest copy of Runner's World magazine. In one of the articles, "Winning One-Liners", Greg McMillan says "fitness takes time (and) should sneak up on you". He also reminds readers to honor your body's timeline because "everybody's ability to adapt and recover is different". I'm really trying hard to remember that. It's so easy to fall into the "comparison trap", where you measure your performance against those of your friends (whether they have been running for years or just started 2 weeks ago).
In the same article Darren Treasure, PhD encourages runners to "be in the moment". How true is this! Most of the time I'm so worried about whether or not I'm going to be able to complete the mileage scheduled for the day that I forget to stay in the mile and just enjoy the run for what it is. Enjoy the fact that I am doing something good for my body and my health.
I am on R.I.C.E therapy day 2. Still having mild knee pain from the run yesterday, but I am hoping that it will resolve by the time I run again (on Wednesday).
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
How was your weekend long run?
What other "non-running" activity did you enjoy doing this weekend?