I could highlight the reasons I haven’t stuck to the training plan for the Capitol Hill Classic (no running outside re. pollen, food poisoning, busy because this, that, etc) – but really it’s probably just because I have been a lazy motherf@#$%# lately.
But what can ya do?
I tried to run with some speedy girlfriends the other day and couldn’t keep up. 😦 I pouted and expressed my concern about this Sunday’s 10K. Maaaybe I should just scratch the whole thing and cheer for my friend(s) on the sideline instead.
But one of my GFs knocked some sense into me and suggested, “why not just run/walk it?”
I guess I’m so caught up in the self doubt and loathing that I sometimes forget the point of doing these races (for me). It isn’t to run omg-so-fast and beat my last time.
1. To be healthy(ier)
2. For fun
No need to waste the entry fee just because I’m going to be slow as shit. Who cares? At least I’ll be out of bed and covering 6.2 more miles than I would otherwise.
Therefore, the plan for this weekend’s race is to run at a pace that is comfortable so that I can
trot run the entire time. I’m not going to look at my past times, I’m not going to compete. I’m just going to RUN and HAVE FUN.
To get through it, I plan to stop the deprecating self-talk (just one more!)…
….repeat some mantras
…..and listen to come kick-ass pump up music.
A new running playlist always does the trick!
It’s totally normal go through cycles in your fitness and have some ups and downs.
Hopefully I’ll be able to use this current lack of fitness as a positive starting point for the summer. I want it enough now to commit again!
Do you go through periods of not really training like you should? What do you do to re-motivate yourself?