Saturday, September 27, 2008

I did everything wrong...

So I am not sure if I have discussed the fact that I am running a 1/2 marathon on October 19 on my blog yet. Well I am. I also happen to be a bit OCD about my training for the 1/2. It is not that I am timing myself and looking for constantly perfect runs. It is just that I have my routines and things that I feel like I must do in order to complete my long runs. Today was a long run day. Normally, I get up early 7:00 am, and I eat the same breakfast and I head out for my run. Today I slept in - mistake number 1, I wore a different outfit - mistake number 2, and I had a bad attitude - mistake number 3. For me running is about the mental games you play to get your through what you have to do to succeed. I lost this game today.

I hate to continue to be a downer but all in all I am feeling like I have the blues. I am supposed to go over to my friends house to spend the night tonight, and I do not feel like it at all. I am considering canceling. Now that I failed for this weeks long run, I am stressing about the fact that the weekend before the 1/2 marathon I am going out of town for a friends b-party.

I feel like spending the day on the couch watching TV. I also sort of believe that when my body is giving me these mental signals I should listen. I might just be alone today and do my own thing and see what tomorrow brings me...


My Girl "PLEASE COME BACK" said...

how was your day?
i liked your blog
you are fantastic!!!

really nice blog
fabulous fantastic
take care
see you

Duchess said...

Oh don't give up! Sometimes it just helps getting your thoughts on "paper" so take it easy today and tomorrow is a brand new day:-)

This concludes my Mary Poppins moment!

I added you to my blog roll:-)

Mrs. Newlywed said...

ohhh I am a HUGE runner HUGE. Ran cross country in high school and college and I still run 6 or 7 days a week depending. I've got a lot of half marathons and some fulls under my belt if you need any advice.

I'm actually gearing up for a marathon in a few weeks...

Deutlich said...

I think running is more of a mental thing than anything else too.. I'm in the process of getting myself properly readied for a 1/2 marathon next year.

As it stands, I'm overweight and underfit. Sooo.. I'm workin' on it.

Either way,don't stress too hard. I think you'll be fine.