MODRUN Week 4 Day 4: He Pushed Me

Today, I wanted to get about 3 miles in so I ran to Central Park and back. I’ve been having a little health issue all week and my energy level is low. It feels like I’m dragging, like I’m tired, like I’m stuck in a rut.

Somewhere close to the 2 mile mark, I stopped on the sidewalk to take a little breather and a man who was walking towards me decided to nominate himself my coach. He said, “Don’t stop. Keep going!” and I guess I didn’t start running again soon enough for him so as we were about to pass each other, he put his hand on my back and pushed me and said, “Run, girl!” I was shocked so I started running at which point he shouted to my back, “That’s right. Keep going.” Maybe I should have told him thank you because it gave me the momentum to finish my almost-3-mile run but it was one of the most shocking things that has happened to me running on the streets. That’s Harlem for you. People get involved here. Really involved!

 

 

 

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Today, I am just going to take things a little easy. Aside from the physical push the man gave me on the street, there are some people trying to push me to do things for them, calling me at 6:30 a.m. or 11 pm.  I give a lot of my time and energy to projects that I believe in but there has to be balance – I can’t be available all the time and it’s unrealistic to expect that anyhow. So today, I am taking some time to recover. I’ll turn my phone off if I have to.

I stopped at Duane Reade and got some recovery drinks and I’m going to focus on building my energy levels back up.

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Recovery foods – water, coconut water and bananas

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soy Chorizo, veggies, and scrambled eggs

 

Eat Right, Live Right, #RunWright. They all go together. Good food and good environment produces good results. Today I’m focusing on the balance.

How is your day going?

 

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Yes to turnng your phone off!! Sometimes we need to take a mental rest.

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    1. runwright says:

      It’s going to prob be harder to do that than anything else but it’s probably necessary

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  2. Mummy Wright says:

    When we are too tired or stressed we are no good to anybody, not even to ourselves. Taking the time to de-stress yourself and set limits (I need this advice too) will work wonders

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  3. Christina says:

    Lol!!!! I would have freaked out myself!!!! Great food and recovery choices! Glad you made it through!

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    1. runwright says:

      Thanks, Christina. It helped that it was during the day on a busy street. Anything else and I might have yelled!

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