Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tough Week....but lots of lessons learned!

Hi all,

Ugh...ever have one of those weeks...I just don't feel like doing much of ANYTHING! I am feeling I am trying to combat that by:

1. Drinking Lots of Water
2. Scheduled healthy snacks throughout the day...healthy lunch that I have prepared at home..
3. Running whether I like it or not and accept that some weeks are going to be tough...
4. Do not focus on time or pace during these times...but focus on the mental part..."You can Do it!"

You know what? Tonight it was *starting* to work...I did not want to do the 10km and so far I have had a few under one hour...tonight I told myself that it didn't matter...just getting out there and running was the most important...I took it slow and steady and focused on my breathing and refrained from any negative self talk (the old running Lish could do LOTS of that...and would take breaks etc...) and it worked!!! I finished in 59:22 and was soooo happy that I did ended up being somewhat comfortable by the end :)

This is something that I need to take with me on race days that maybe don't go as planned....slow down...relax...don't worry about the long run it doesn't matter....what matter is that I started and I didn't quit...

Looking forward to a good sleep tonight....

Happy Wednesday!


  1. nice work sticking with it!!! We all get into a funk every once and a while but if you can battle through it you usually come out the other side better then ever.

  2. We all get in funks, but try not to let it get to you. Good thing about a funk, it's just temporary! :-)

  3. Sounds like you used this off week to! ...and good job on your 10K!!!