Good Monday Morning everyone! My baby sister turned 21 on Saturday, so please send a few prayers or positive vibes wishing her a great year! This morning I am linking up with Meg for week in review.
Time for some deeper stuff.
Can we talk a bit about how unmotivated I feel right now? I got up to run this morning with an “eh” attitude that only got worse. The day before was the same. I would have taken the day off, but I was meeting a running group. We all were feeling just kind of tired. Granted, I shouldn’t be tired because it was the morning after my weekend, but I still was.
This morning the only thing that got me out the door was listening to the Rich Roll podcast. It’s a weekly treat and I was very interested in his guest, the Ice Man. Still, not the best run.
I haven’t done a weekly workout recap in a while, so let’s take a look at my training from last week:
Monday: 13 mile fartlek
Tuesday: 11ish mile run with Ved
Wednesday: 15ish mile run with Leslie and Natalie
Thursday: 10ish mile run with strides
Friday: 8 miles with Ved and Julie
Saturday: 8.5 miles of death
Not a bad week, but I started to feel blah during the second half of Wednesday’s run. I even asked the women if it felt longer than usual. The route we did had a lot of turns and was on trails, so that might have contributed to it, or it was just me. Anyway, after the beginning of the week, my running has been more of a thing to cross off a list than a joy.
I’ll reevaluate after tomorrow and maybe take the next day off.
Other things on my mind this week:
Cleaning up my diet
I’ve made it no secret that I decrease consumption of certain foods when I am training. I am not ashamed of that nor do I feel I need to defend myself. However in this next build up, I don’t start ramping up speed for another month. This month looks like maintaining high mileage with a few fartleks and pickups each week. Therefore complete reduction of foods is not necessary. I need to give myself a break here. I think that this has weighed on my mind too much this past week and it is hindering my mental game when I approach running. This week I will make a point not to care so much.
That’s kind of an oxymoron, so here is what I mean. If I find myself stressing about the kind of food I am eating, I will do these three steps:
1.) Breathe deeply
2.) Ask myself what I am hungry for
3.) Eat that thing
Number two can mean physical hunger or emotional hunger. When what I consume does not satisfy my emotional needs, other parts of my life suffer. It’s like turning down an invitation for 1AM nachos with friends. Maybe not the highest quality fuel, but the best emotional fuel.
I don’t feel like I am a bad sleeper. I just always have to go to the bathroom, and then I get thirsty. Does anyone else have this problem?
I filled out paperwork for school this August. I’m not sure where it will lead, but the door is open.
That’s about all I have to ramble about this Monday.Emotional hunger, yes, I have it too #runchat Click To Tweet
What fills your emotional hunger?
How much sleep do you get?