Last week when I was home for Thanksgiving I took a run… and the clouds looked like cotton candy. This picture doesn’t really do it justice, but I wanted to show you anyway. From a different angle, the sun made the clouds look baby pink–it was so pretty! I also think I was looking up into the sky instead of at the trees because I am still quite sad that the pretty leaves are mostly gone.
When I came back on Sunday evening, I got an e-mail from Map My Run showing me my running summary from November.
36.8 miles. Now, I know that some people run more than that in just a week–but running 36.8 miles in one month is a HUGE milestone for me. On top of that, there were some runs that I took without my phone, so those aren’t even recorded on here. I am so happy that I’ve finally formed a running habit. It took several tries, but all of those tries were worth it. I think I can finally call myself a runner, don’t you agree?
I also have to mention that I am 99% certain that the reason this time around has been so successful (I actually crave running now) is because I made a mental plan in my head to take it easy and build very very gradually. For the first 2 weeks, I ran 1.5-2.5 miles every time I ran. And there were time that that was HARD. After that, I started running around 3 miles every day. Now, I am up to running 3.5-4.5 miles every time I run. And tonight, I ran 4 miles without my phone. I ran it slowly, in about 44 minutes (I had to stop a couple times for traffic lights–bleh), which means I was able to occupy my mind for 44 minutes. Not only am I building my physical endurance, but my mental endurance as well. Thumbs up.
One last question before I go: How do you say ‘run’ in German? Oh, I know that answer.
Run = Laufen (I think–dictionaries can be complicated sometimes).