5#!T, Diane, that endless nattering in your brain drives me crazy sometimes. Like today.
This morning’s 5 mile run was a Bust before I even began. I wanted it to be over. DONE. Those kinds of thoughts Do Me IN! More than any other thoughts. “Wednesday’s run is Soooo HARD, because it’s the day after rest day, and I’m out of blah, blah, blah…” P.A–L.E.A.S.E! That’s Bull5#!T!
I’ve heard you say similar CRAP about running on Mondays, cuz its right after the long run, and How hard Friday is because it’s the end of the week, and you’re weak. And how difficult it is to run on Saturday because you bike that day too. BLAH. BLAH. BLAH. It’s HARD every day. Every Single Day. The real truth about today is not that the run was Hard…..it’s that YOU, Diane, were Weak today.
Weak in your mind.
Weak in your thoughts.
Weak in your efforts.
Hey, I’m not jumping on your case here. It happens. Today was not your day. Some days are diamonds and some days are stone. Well today was the ugliest stone at the bottom of the ugly stone pile. Completely forgettable. I ran half of the 5, and walked half of the 5. I started out rushing it. To Get it Done. And Did Myself in, right then and there. I started out too fast, and all my supportive coaching advice was nowhere to be found. Not there to slow me down. Not there to rest and recover. Not there to remind me to be patient. Be Patient and it Happens!!
Hey, it happens. Today was a reminder. A reminder not to let this slip through my fingers. So I’m shaking it off. Leaving it behind. Completely forgettable. So that’s what I’m going to do. Forget it. There will be plenty of other 5’s and 6’s ahead of us to do better. And we will. Do better.
Ciao for now……Diane