For day three of my training with a seal program I had to slow it way the F down. The first run of the day was scheduled to be the longest yet at four miles (6.44km). 500 yards into the run I was trying to convince myself not to do the run given that my heart rate spiked over 170 bpm even though I was at a much slower pace than previous days.

It didn’t take long for me to change my mind though when I reflected on why I am doing this – to push myself out of my comfort zone. So I decided to appreciate how nice the morning was and just take is slow. I aimed to keep my heart rate under 160 bpm – sometimes that meant walking – and I just went for it.

I’m not going to try to convince myself that it wasn’t exhausting, but I felt great afterwards. Gratitude definitely triumphed over anxiety this morning.

I did skip what was supposed to be a second run due to the hockey game and just running out of time to get it in. I was also concerned that my resting heart rate was still running a little bit fast, so I thought I would give it a break.

You can see my previous day posts at the links below.