One of the most common questions I get about my blog is, “When are you going to change your blog’s name? You’re not a ‘wannabe athlete’ anymore!”
And I have to admit, after I ran two half marathons two weeks apart, I started thinking they might have a point. I felt unstoppable.
Too unstoppable it turns out.
I slacked on my long runs. And I seriously regretted that yesterday morning.
I may be getting faster, but I have definitely lost some of my endurance. I haven’t run anything longer than a 5k since March 3 when I ran five miles. I set out aiming to run six miles. I had no idea how tough it would be.
Thankfully I posted on the IRunMommies page the night before that I wanted to run six miles around an 11:00min/mile pace. One of the other IRunMommies, Leanne, responded and said she’d like to run with me. We’ve never run together before, but she’s actually the one who sold us the Mini Athlete’s stroller. She made a tough run so much better!
So I won’t be changing my blog’s name any time soon. Because every day I have to make the conscious to decision to live like the athlete I want to be. It isn’t going to happen just by sitting back and expecting my body to always be able to do what it has once done. It isn’t going to happen without hard work.
Do you consider yourself an athlete, or more of a “wannabe athlete” like me?
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