Sometimes I forget that I'm not good at everything.
I went for a run Friday night and ran the first 2 miles in 21:56 (average of 10:57/mile), took a break to stretch my knee, and ran the last 2 miles in 20:42 (average of 10:21/mile). On the elliptical, my PR is 8:23/mile and my average is 8:40/mile.
I know that running outside and running inside on a treadmill is different. I know that running outside and running inside on an elliptical is apples and oranges. But all the same, I'd really like to wake up one day and run outside and be awesome at it. I'd look graceful and feel strong. I'd bounce in all the right ways. Somewhere, deep down, I know that to take time off your run requires patience, practice, and perseverance.
Sometimes I forget that the process is just as important as the progress.
So once again, I take this occasion to remind myself (in my blog, and as a person) that STRUGGLE isn't FAILURE. It's all about how we respond to the challenge. And I'm going to keep at this.