Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heart or Might?

When I came up with the name for this blog I was obviously trying to incorporate WHM into it, but I also had it in the back of my head that I would label each entry as either "heart" or "might" depending on the theme of the post.  It hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be, though, to determine which label to use.  It seems like every run/workout has a little bit of heart in it and a little bit of might in it, too. 

Except speed workouts!

Those are all might -- at least for me.  I would love for there to be a little heart in them, too, but I am just not there yet.  It takes a lot of might to get through these workouts and to diminish the negative left-brain thoughts.  Running hard is uncomfortable -- even painful.   I have read that the key is to learn to relax rather than fight it.  Notice the word "read" in that last sentence.  I haven't experienced it personally yet -- still working on that.  If anyone has any other thoughts or tips on how to relax during mile repeats or any other kind of speed workout, please send them my way!


  1. Keep at it! Not sure if it gets any easier, but take comfort in knowing that we're all suffering through it!

  2. Something weird is happening when I try to post a comment at your blog. Despite the meaningless alpha-numberic identity string, this is Barb - runner - one of your fellow WHM bloggers.

  3. No tips. Just a prayer that others would respond.... Speed workout tomorrow so hurry!