After a rough start to the week emotionally, I am feeling much better today. I had an epiphany last night while running, which I first shared with Alyssa (we ran separate yesterday), and then with Boo. They both were very supportive of my thoughts and helped me to find my happy place.
Tuesday morning (Day 31) Alyssa and I ran together at the Baldwin Whitehall track, I was running late and so we were running at closer to 6 than 5, and boy does that small amount of time make a difference! It's been ridiculously hot and humid this week so running outside was pretty miserable. We only had to run 2 reps of 8 minutes running and 2 minutes walking. Won't lie - it was rough for me... Alyssa was blowing me out of the water and I felt like I was playing catch-up the whole run.
Wednesday (Day 32) was a rest day, which considering the news I found out Tuesday morning was much needed.
Thursday (Day 33) (yesterday) Alyssa and I ran separately, this was due to the fact that I woke up nauseous and couldn't face the idea of running at 5 am. We both ran at Ballys - Alyssa right after work, and me at around 9 o'clock that night. The schedule called for: run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 3 times - which we did with flying colors. I was concerned, first because of how poorly I did Tuesday, second because I was still feeling a bit nauseous, and third because I was losing faith in this running thing, but somewhere in the middle of my first running set I found what I needed to keep going.
And so I have turned over a new leaf with my training - I know it's only going to get more difficult, but I think I now have the knowledge to power through it.