Hello everyone! Happy Monday!
I hope your day is going well.
I am going to admit some stuff today, my friends…
Last week, on the running front, was a rough one for me.
I am NOT feelin’ it right now.
Not feelin’ it at all.
Not one bit.
I think after my lovely “bonk” at Shoreline last weekend, my brain has decided to be done for a minute.
I ran about 15 total miles last week.
Yeah… 15 miles.
And my long run on Saturday TOTALLY sucked.
I DID NOT… I repeat DID NOT want to do it.
I had 10 miles on the calendar, but only had time to do 8.
It was a friend’s birthday, and we were going wine tasting so I had to get my run in before we left.
Anyway, I decided to run one of my favorite routes in hopes that it would motivate me.
As I was running, my brain kept trying to talk me into turning around.
I was continuously making excuses in my head.
Turn around here…
“Stop and take a break…”
“You don’t need to run alllllllll 8 miles…”
“You just ran your 4th half of the year- you should take a break…”
“There is nothing wrong with cutting your run short…”
Fortunately, I didn’t listen to the part of my brain that wanted me to give up.
I kept going.
I finished the run.
Even though I wanted to quit.
Even though I had every excuse in the book lined up.
I did it anyway.
Have you ever gone through a period of time where you were “not feelin’ it”?
Do you have any tips for pushing through- even when you don’t really want to?
How was your weekend?