Thanks, everyone, who sent motivating words relating to my running woes. I have officially written off last week as a “rest” week.
Tonight, I did plan to run long after work but it was pouring. While I needed the distance, I did not wish to get sick. So, instead, I ran 5 miles, feeling fast and free. This week, I will simply carry on from where I left off.
The reality is that I’m a perfectionist. In fact, I think that everyone who is training or has run a marathon has some A-type traits in them. Think about how you have set your own goals, driven yourself crazy to meet them, been frustrated when the plan falls apart. We are driven towards the distance but we don’t just want to “run”; we want to run and put everything we can into that big day.
So, onward I move. I am less anxious about last week’s training and am using that as an experience to guide the next four weeks. I know that I have to run on Monday’s as that is a day that Hubby is home. I also need to plan my training around my chauffeuring, non-running nights – Tuesday and Thursday. With five days to plan my running on, great things might just happen after all.