I did a 10 miler today and it was my first time doing double digits since May. While I am pleased with the distance, I am still disappointed in how long it is taking me! I want to be this.
But I am a little more like this.
I must also face an unfortunate reality if I really want to get faster. That reality being I am quite a ways from ideal running weight. One chart said I should weigh 102 lbs! 102! I think the last time I weighed that I was in elementary school. I don't know if I would be faster at 102 lbs but I am a pretty sure I wouldn't have to worry about menstruating. That is a ridiculous weight and I think that it is a dangerous recommendation. But I can't deny that losing some weight does help with speed and at some point I am going to be as fast as I can be at my current weight. So I have to either be fine with my current speed or stop stealing my daughter's potty training treats. . .and going to Starbucks so often. . .and mindlessly snacking. . .and so on and so forth. Hmmm, maybe slow isn't so bad?
Slow isn't bad, but I want to be faster so I am going to try to remove some of the junk from my trunk. I think I now have a great plan to go from this