I have to let you guys know that I feel pretty good right now. You see, a while ago I set this very ambitious goal of running a half marathon in the middle of January 2009. I thought it’d be especially nice to complete such a large goal after graduation the month prior.
It’s not like asthmatic-non-runner-Ashley can just get up and magically run 13.1 miles just because it’ll be really, really cool! So when my training was basically nonexistent until after Christmas, I really thought of giving up.
But I couldn’t think of a substantial enough excuse to give up on my goals.
So tonight I ran 8 miles. A very big record for me.
Nothing compares to being proud of yourself for pushing your limits. Do you know what I mean? Whether it be running, loving, changing habits or prejudices or stepping out of your comfort zone… the reward for pushing yourself is priceless.
Click here to see Runner’s World great article on 15 foods runners need to keep in good running shape. I’m proud to see I had most of those foods today! Included in the list are oranges, black beans and dark chocolate!
Do you notice how your diet affects your specific exercise program? Are there certain foods that you count on for top performance?