As my running friend pointed out at the end of yesterday's 8 miler, our run was so great because we were so much more CONFIDENT than we've ever been. Instead of going out with the attitude of "who knows if I can do this" we went out there and rocked it out. We were not in this frame of mind just three weeks ago.
It is amazing to feel this great about anything, especially running, and it's hard to put it into words. We were so CONFIDENT that we could run the 8 miler and so PROUD when we finished. We helped each other through, step by step, and it paid off in dividends.
Without getting to sappy, it's amazing what this does to our confidence both out there pounding the pavement and in real-life as well. We can conquer anything!!
It's amazing to think that after our 8 miler yesterday, all of my long runs from now until the October marathon will be at least this long and I'm NOT worried about it at all. No stress or worry!!
I'm so happy that I'm feeling better about running each and every day!
Thanks for your suggestions on pre-run fuel, I can't wait to try them the next few Saturdays :)