How I feel affects how much I run. Today, I felt pretty good. Lately, I've just been really happy with my life, but missing some of my running. Getting the chance to go out and run, I went out for what I planned on an hour, but during the run, I felt like I could go longer, and decided that I'd go out a little further. Going out for a little over forty minutes, I planned on making it so that I would try to do my second half faster than my first half. Successfully, I came back in 1:17:08, running a distance of 9.81 miles, an average of 7:51 min/mile. It wasn't a blistering fast pace, but a nice and smooth pace. I was feeling so good that I just kept it up.
Feelings do matter. Emotions do affect our performance. Just as a positive personality can positively influence you (and a negative one negatively influences you), feelings affect what you do. Me having a great couple of days had me going off and running a little more than my original plan. Tomorrow, my plan is to run a longer distance, but we'll see what really happens. I do like to let my feelings guide my runs. Letting the feelings get complete control can be a little too much, but I tend to let them guide how fast and long I run on my easy and long days.
Feelings do matter. Work on how you feel and in turn, you can work on how you live. There's a direct correlation between feeling and life.