Keep Calm & Carry On…..
Here it is! My new mantra. This is what i will live by for the rest of my life. It is the only way. For me. I want that rug too but its a bit expensive. It’s cool though! Really cool. Imagine walking into someone’s home and seeing that as you enter. Immediately you feel a sense of calm and relief. This will be a good visit you think!
So, i am feeling very exhausted. I have run 6 days in a row now. I do not know why i feel so very tired yet i do. Perhaps, i am over thinking this streak. I should just let my body do the work and my mind will follow. I’ve gotten some negative comments here regarding the streak. In a way, they may be right.
I am not saying i am ending the streak just yet, but it has crossed my mind on numerous occasions. This concerns me because i am not a quitter. What i set out to do, i do. I complete the task at hand.
It’s just that i want to do a half marathon on January 25th and i need to start training like now. If i do the streak that will bring me to January 1st. Then i hardly have the time to get in a couple of longer runs. I’m up to 6 miles now. Running 7 more miles just sounds so daunting a task to me.
I have a lot to learn here. I am far from knowing anything really about training for a race. It’s as though i sometimes run on auto pilot. I just get out there and run. Never with a thought that i am in “training”. It’s bad.
These streaks are just my way of accomplishing something. But, what if on day 31 i get injured and then can’t run for 6 weeks? That would truly devastate me. It would anger me to the point of depression. I would feel as though i failed and acted without thinking.
I would also feel as though i disappointed people. Dave from Superdave has joined me on this streak and i certainly do not want to disappoint him. He is being courageous and strong and very cool about it all.
I am not asking for permission to end the streak. I know what i must do all by myself. I feel exhausted. No energy. Yet i ran 5 miler today in 47.26.
Fun? Yes! But a struggle too!!! Why should i have to struggle?
This is what i struggle with! The struggle! I don’t want my running to become a struggle. I want it to continually be something i look forward to. A part of the day that is enjoyable and makes me feel good.
So, here are my dilemma. Should probably be a no brainer for a smart non-ocd, non-anal person. Should i continue on with this streak?
In the meantime, i am staying calm and carrying on!!! My mantra for life!!!
This photo freaks me out a bit. It is like my ghost is hovering over me!!! FREAKY!!!
Hope everybody is having a great weekend! You all rock!!!