Overcoming Doubts

Every time I start to think about running 13.1 miles I begin to doubt that I have what it takes to complete that distance. I get a bit overwhelmed thinking I have to do this 3 mile run 4 more times and then some. I worry about my back, my feet and whole body taking a pounding from all this running.  Then sometimes I’ll have a good run and think I could run for miles and miles. So I have to focus on not demanding too much too early. I remind myself to take it one day and one run at a time. Not all runs will go well but some will. Plus I have a little less than 3 months to train and really that is plenty of time. So be gone doubts I will do this.

So for my past week running training plan in review:
I had my second longest miles run in a week with a total of 13.07 down from 14 the week before so not too bad.  This included two runs with hubby – a 5k in Malibu on Saturday and our loop  around our house two times for about 2 miles yesterday.  I also did one of my mile loops 5 times for my long run on Thursday night.

This week:
Today is a much needed day off. However, I plan on doing some stretching and some physical therapy excerises for my back tonight when I get home. Then the rest of the week I have 4 runs to complete ranging from 3 miles to the long one of 6 on Saturday. I also have the option of cross training so I might get a bike ride in for 15-20 minutes.

Happy Running! 🙂

I let myself go

I seem to be letting myself go. I don’t care what I eat or how much. I have let myself go. I have plain and simple. I have no excuses at all. All I can say is that I am still feeling defeated about my back issue. On Friday I found out I have only one physical therapy appointment left which is today. So I will if I need more from the PT guys and then a check-in with my doctor on Thursday. Perhaps I will get more PT and then hopefully an answer to when I can start really exercising. I just want to feel better without taking an anti-inflammatory all the time.

I want to do the exercise I dread to start but once I get going makes you sweat and in the end makes you feel like a million bucks good. I want that again. 

So I decided to start anew today. I did still have some chocolate today which is my weakness for sure. However I did not over indulge like I had a couple of times these past couple of weeks. I really did have a mini binge I think…no it was a binge. I ate way too much candy. I did.

So now it’s time to stop this pity party and make some changes. I have a goal pending approval from the PT guys and my doc and that is to run a 5k Turkey Trot. I have a little over 4 weeks and I think it’s manageable. Well time to go to PT! More news to follow.