We all hate limitations. Limitations on a sale item. Limitations on our time. Limitations on our food portions (oh wait, maybe that’s just me!). Certainly limitations on our bank accounts. Can we all agree that limitations just suck?
Add to the list – limitations on your running abilities.
Today’s run was definitely one where I felt my limitations. I was running on empty which I knew when I went out for my run which annoyed me. I usually try to push through my limitations and pretend they are not there, but when your lips start to tingle and your eye feels like it wants to twitch, there is only so much you can do. Some limitations are just that limitations.
In my day to day life, I like to pretend these limitations don’t bother me. I know it is what it is and I have accepted it, but acceptance does not always mean making peace. Those are two different organisms. It is a work in progress, but some days it is harder than others.
Today I when I went out for my run, I already knew I was sluggish which annoyed me. I pushed the pace more than I should. If you looked at my overall splits, they look good. But if you look closer, I may have been a hot mess. I was pushing paces that I had no business pushing even hitting an 8:52 at one point. These paces were not sustainable, at at least I was smart enough to walk/run. Although because I was running too fast, by mid run I was walking more than I should.
That being said overall paces looked nice
11:14, 11:08, 11:53
But again not the whole truth.
The truth is this was not a smart run. This run was not what I needed, but as I told a friend afterwards, “Some times you’ve got to say what the F.”
So I dusted myself off, I took some extra calcium, and I will try to run where I am an not where I want to be.
Besides if making peace with things in life was so easy, you would not appreciate it when you actually do find it.