Thank you for the words of encouragement after my downer post yesterday, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I know that nothing changes overnight and nothing worth doing is easy, so I just need to keep moving forward. Julia, thanks for the book recommendation, it is one of the books I'm reading right now. I'm only to the second chapter and agree that it is a little wonky but I'll stick with it to get to the good stuff. I'm just starting to dabble with mantras; I had one that got me through the 1/2 a few weeks ago. I'd like to have more than one but haven't found others that fit the bill just yet. If you are okay with it, I'd love to hear what mantras, power words, or other positive self-talk that you fab people use to get through a run.
I went for a run during work today, 4 miles in 36:08. No pics again, my apologies! Having looked at the evil forecast for the week, today looks like the only day I will be able to run outside. Le sigh. I hate the treadmill. I always go so much slower and it seems to take forever before I finish the first mile, much less any subsequent miles. I know I should just be grateful that I can run at all, that I have options for inclement weather, etc etc. At the end of the day, I know how lucky I am. I get caught up in remembering how easy running used to feel and the joy that I got from doing it. I haven't felt like that in a while and I miss it. I just need to figure out how to get back there. I don't want to dread my runs anymore. I don't want to spend the entire week in fear of my long runs on Saturday. I'm counting on marathon training to be an important and positive experience in my life, not something I cry over on a regular basis. I'm glad I have fellow bloggers out there who've shared similar experiences and came out the other side better for it.
As always, thanks for listening to me ramble on. I'll snap out of this soon, I promise. I hope your Monday has been a good one. Are you working out or resting up from the weekend? Anything in particular that you are looking forward to this week?