And on this day ...
Facebook's relatively new "On This Day" feature is both a blessing and a curse. While it's reminded me of some great times with my family, lately it's been reminding me of times when my state of running was in a much better place. (For example, I was reminded this week of my now 4-year-old 5K PR.)
It's not that my current state of running is bad -- it's actually much better than a year ago at this time. It's simply not where I want it to be and where I know it could be.
This month I was hoping to hit about 100 running miles and get my long run to 10 miles. As I mentioned earlier, an illness in the first few days of this month forced me to put my mind in a different place and focus on getting consistent. These past two weeks have been consistent and with one more short run planned tomorrow I will finally hit a mileage goal for a week this month. It's a tiny bit of a progress.
One of the hardest things I've done in more than 10 years of running is putting the past behind me. It's easy to say I'll forget about a bad spring and a couple of bad weeks this summer, but until I string together a couple of good months, those things will be on my mind.
And unless I stop looking at my "On This Day" posts, I'll continue to be reminded of when I was at the top of my running game -- perhaps an extremely odd way of getting motivated.