Thursday, February 4, 2010

Running Towards the Goal

Although I love running, I hesitate to call myself a runner. It is probably because I know a few true runners who are completely dedicated to training their bodies and their minds. I, on the other hand, have a very difficult time mentally. Yesterday, I accomplished a goal that I haven’t reached in a long time. I completed 10 miles, in my basement, on a treadmill. Granted it did take me about an hour and forty-five minutes to do, but I still did it. Throughout the run, I had to deal with a few minor aches and pains. However, that was nothing compared to the agony going on in my mind. Even with my music blaring and my kids’ distracting me every once in awhile, I was bored out of my mind.


My ultimate goal is to be able to complete a marathon with my father-in-law. But the thought of running for over four hours scares me to death. Not only would I be running longer than I’ve ever tried before, but also they don’t allow IPOD’s during a race. I know some of you out there are true runners. What do you do to mentally prepare for long runs? How do you fight the boredom?


Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

5 comments:

Papa said...

10 miles - that's awesome. I love your blog BTW!

Kel said...

Thanks Papa!!! :)

Natalie and Todd said...

That is impressive Kel! What an accomplishment!! If you can run 10 miles on a treadmill....then you can definitely run a marathon! No doubt!

Kel said...

Thanks Natties! I wish I could be that confident, but like I said 4 hours is a loooong time! :)

thegreengirl said...

Just a disclaimer that I'm not at all a runner, but when I get bored like that I start made up conversations in my head. Normally with someone I wished I would talked back to or stood up to. I know I sound crazy but it makes time fly!