My training this summer has not gone very smoothly. I'm been plagued by injury and illness, and I've been really frustrated as I've had to slow down considerably while I struggling through heat, humidity, and pain. In fact, I've been questioning if I'll actually be able to finish the marathon in October.
But I'm trying to be positive. I'm trying to look on the bright side.
Yes, I've struggled with my training, but I've also set new personal records for longest distance run, finally learned to embrace hills rather than dread them, run with some awesome people, gotten some great advice from more experienced runners, and found some fueling options that work well for me.
Some mornings I question why I'm up and running when it is still dark out, but then I get to watch the sun rise.