Spent the weekend sopping wet in the rain at Cub Scout camp with the family. Not so bad as it sounds though. Back on Sunday, after a nap, ran 7.1 miles, bit of a slog, tired, shins starting to act up again, but not like before at least, not so localized, more like normal shin splints (MTSS), not too too worried, a little rest.
Two days off, back at it today, lunch, 6.7 miles, Longfellow-Charles-Smoots double loop, light rain, pretty nice, Garmin couldn't find its satellites, but 6:44 average pace overall. Pushing but not too much, not bad, humid, but not the oppressive variety of recent slogs. New shoes — Asics Cumulus — was really looking to get new Nike Skylons, but can't find 'em anywhere, these seem to be a decent approximation, responsive light-ish trainers.
So I should make it a goal to be running brave. So often lately I'm filled with fear, uncertainty, and doubt about my runs. Before and during. Fearing pain, uncertain about my abilities, doubting I can follow through. But more often than not, I end up following through, pain and all. I need to attack workouts more head on than I do now. Yeah, it's gonna be tough, but you've done it before, you can do it again, now, face it, head on, just do it. Todo.