Inspired by a Bloggy buddies former ring tone I Googled "Fraggle Rock Quotes." I found this AWESOME picture and the dialogue below.. (FYI I wore my BRIGHT orange Nike shirt and Tempo shorts...I looked a lot like Red in the upper left)
Wembley: "Maybe its a gift...a special talent that I alone possess"
Red: "Maybe its a curse. A special weeeeeirdness you alone are stuck with"
Today on the Hal Higdon 5K training plan is a 2 miler...a 2 miler SLOW to prepare for the race on Saturday. So what do I do? I think....."I should run the 2 miles as fast as I can!!" SLOW= PR ASAP. UGH!! If I could only quiet the competitiveness inside and ENJOY a leisurely taper-style run.
I WANTED to do two sub 7 minute miles, for confidence going into the race. I got one out of the 3 miles. Yes I did 3 miles, WHY? The one mile that I HIT was 6:51!!! I quickly realized mid-mile that I was doing more harm than good to my legs.
So I wonder....is this competitive gene I have a GIFT or a CURSE? A TALENT or a Weeeeeirdness? I know 333% that I have benefited many times over from being self-motivated. But I sometimes wonder if I lose the JOURNEY because I am so focused on the DESTINATION.
I don't plan on changing, I am who I am. What I would like to do is find a BALANCE....and let myself run SLOW and enjoy the view.