Saturday, May 14, 2016
#FitReaders: Not Every Day is a Good Day
Hello hello, #Fitreaders. This week sucked! The last thing I want to do in these running and workout posts is to give anyone the impression that this running and active living thing is easy.
IT. IS. NOT. EASY.
This week the not-easiness of it sort of slapped me in the face. With continued pain in my foot I was off my mental game and really, fairly pissed off. While my C25K intervals have never been effortless, this Week 3 set has been especially difficult. In the first couple of weeks' intervals I could definitely see a sharp improvement in my abilities over the six days of running. This interval, not so much. I feel like I cannot get through a fucking 3-minute run without stopping.
I realize a lot of this is in my head. The other part is in my foot. And it makes me angry. Really angry. The anger hasn't really helped me get through any better, so I'm trying to increase my mental toughness and concentration. In the coming week I'll be embracing mantras for focus and inner calm.
Addendum: I did my third run of the week this morning. I rolled out of bed at 6:15 and took to the very overcast, cool streets. That, in combination with the mantra "Run light," and a wee-tiny, fast stride got me through those intervals that have been giving me problems. I kicked those intervals in the shins and kept on going.
I managed to walk/run 5Ks this week.
On to the number goals!
Sunday 5,962 (actual rest day)
Tuesday 16,071 (workout day and teaching night!)
Wednesday 13,373 ("rest" day)
Sunday 0 (rest day)
How was your week?