Every time I log into WordPress, it asks me if I want to become the master of my own domain (buy my domain name). Today I feel like I am the master of my own domain. Boooooyahhhhhh.
I’ve been listening to all of the great feedback I’m getting from you guys!
1. Keep going & don’t quit!
2. Push through the mental blocks.
I can do this. I can and will reach my goal of running a 10K. I keep putting the work in every day, and I will get to the level where I want to be. Yes, I go through prolonged periods of self-doubt. Probably more than most people for some reason. But, coming out on the other side with my motivation still intact is what matters.
On Sunday, I had a 3.5 mile run scheduled, my longest to date. When I woke up it was sprinkling. I talked myself out of running in the morning because I would obviously melt if I went outside. And because 3.5 miles seems like a lot. Pretty soon, it was Sunday night and we had been working on one of the rentals all day long. I went to bed feeling guilty because I should’ve run. It was sprinkling. Calling it precipitation would have been a joke. I vowed to myself that nothing short of a tornado would stop me from running on Monday morning.
At 7AM this morning, my alarm went off and I could hear it pouring down rain. I re-set the alarm for 7:45AM, the absolute latest I can wake up because Changin’ Time opens at 8:00AM for self-service. I told myself to mentally prepare for the worst. At 7:45, it was barely drizzling. I grabbed a roll of saran wrap and hit the road. I read that if you wrap your phone in saran wrap, it stays dry and the touch screen still works so I thought I’d give it a try. As karma often has it, a mist started to shower me steadily about a half mile into my run.
For the first time in my life, I ran in the rain. And I didn’t melt. In fact, I liked it. I can’t say that I would like a torrential downpour, but the misty kind of rain this morning was awesome. It cooled me down and it motivated me to get done faster. The rain has always been the one excuse I couldn’t get past: “I can’t run today because, hello. It’s raining.” Lies. All lies. And now I have one less excuse to keep me from running when my pillow tries to whisper sweet nothings into my ear.
Another small achievement of the day was my distance. 3.5 miles, just outside of my 5K comfort zone. And I did it. In the rain.
I’m also happy to report that the plastic wrap trick worked like a charm! My phone stayed dry and I was still able to use my Pandora and GPS through the plastic. I will definitely be using this trick in the future. Here’s hoping it can stand up to a heavier ran if necessary! PS – I just realized that “saran wrap” is a proprietary eponym for plastic/cling wrap. I’ve been calling it that my entire life!!!