Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy everybody would do it…Hard is what makes it great.
–A League of Their Own
I came across this quote on Pintrest today, and how fitting because today was a workout day. In this sport, I often find myself asking why I put myself through it. To be perfectly honest, there are many time when it would just be so much easier to quit. Fortunately, today was not one of those days, but it definitely does happen. However, the feeling of accomplishment when you’re done, when you succeed, far outweighs the feelings of pain and weakness. In both races and workouts, there are days when I’m and I feel like I can fly the whole time, but that’s rare. Some of the best workouts and races come from grinding it out, pushing through the pain, and coming out on top. Running, especially at a competitive level, is hard; races and workouts are hard, and they should be. If they’re not, your not doing it right. That certainly is what makes it great.
Yes, it has been a while since my last post; things got pretty busy with the end of the semester and traveling and such. But now school is out (even though I’m starting summer classes) and it’s time to start getting ready for the end of the season (my last orange season!). Last year was not my greatest spring season, but I somehow managed to get myself to NCAAs for the first time in my collegiate career. Once I got there, it wasn’t so pretty. I’m hoping I can get myself back there and actually show up to the meet this time! I’ve worked hard for it and the hay is in the barn; I’m ready to go.