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SO. I started week 2 of training and so far it's not much different from week 1. Later in the week I'll add a mile to the run, but for now I'm still just doing two.
I have to be honest. Last week was tough. I'm talking "what-was-I-thinking-I'm-not-a-runner" tough. Of course, I probably have that thought during the beginning of every run. Then I finish and I'm glad I'm sticking with it. I did decide, though, that I have to do something different. I'm to the point right now that I don't feel like it's getting any easier, and that's a great way to become discouraged. I think I mentioned before that I bought some new running clothes. I do love running in my new clothes! I feel so legit and they really are cooler (like temperature-wise) than what I was running in. But obviously new clothes aren't going to magically make running easier. It's no secret that nutrition plays a huge role in athletic performance. But I didn't realize how big of a role until tonight's run. I've been extremely dedicated to healthy nutrition the last couple of days. I have researched and researched on the best way to both fuel for a run and lose weight. Y'all, in just the couple of days I've stuck with this, it made the biggest difference in my running! I could run farther, run faster, and just felt all around better the whole time. I'm quite sure I could have kept on running tonight if it hadn't been for the HUGE hill I didn't take into account at the very end of my run. (I'm dogsitting this week so I ran a trail I've never run before. Probably should have checked it out ahead of time!)
Tomorrow I'm going to buy new running shoes. Super excited about that. Look out, 13.1. You're going down!