So, the next time I ran, I did the same route and timed it again. I was a bit slower this time but still above my norm. So, it was possible. But, just to make sure, I ran with my husband and we used both our watches to make sure mine was working properly. And it was.
As I continued to do my training, my time returned to what I had usually run in the past. So what changed? What made me run so fast for those first couple outings? Was time all in my head?
The possibility of it all was exciting and scary at the same time. Would there be pressure to perform? Could my body sustain this? How was it possible for someone like me to run so fast? What if, what if….?? All the questions led me to believe it is a lot in my head. If I can truly believe in my entire body that I deserve to run fast, that it is safe and possible, I can accomplish that which I did those first few runs and maintain it in a healthy way. Aaahhhh, the possibilities!!!!!!