What is this thing we do? The thing where we think of someone that we haven't spoken to in some time and next thing you know they email you or reach out to you. No, it doesn't happen all the time but often enough where you have to wonder just how deeply we are all connected.
I reached five miles on Saturday. It wasn't the fastest or finest run but I got to five, making six seem within reach. I'm discovering my limits and trying to keep up the energy it takes to self-motivate. I've learned that I make the most progress with 2 rest days. Running every other day puts too much strain on my hips and I develop an excruciating pain. I hope that I will get strong enough to run every other day but for now I just have to accept where I'm at.
A two day rest would put my next run on Tuesday but last night I started reading about 10k training schedules and about Iceland and, well, yeah. I felt giddy at reaching six and told Michael that I wanted to run with my old running group in the morning. I set my alarm for five a.m., the hour that hard reality kicks in. Thankfully, I came to my senses and didn't go to the park.
A few hours went by before I slowly got out of bed. I reached for my phone and found that Ashley, my running coach, had left me a comment at 5:40 that morning. She let me know she'd be happy to help me reach my 6 mile goal. I haven't seen her in months. Her comment felt like a safety net somehow. I didn't regret not running this morning. I felt like I was on the right track.
I registered for our Iceland run which makes the trip feel more real than ever. Iceland in June! My first 10K in June! It's getting close enough to start a countdown. Wish me well, wish me luck because somehow the universe has it's own deep way of connecting us and I can use all the help I can get.