Monday, March 17, 2014

Half training update

This is going to be an entry where I bitch about running. So deal with it.

I hate running. Why did I think signing up for a half was a good idea?

Let me take that back. I don't exactly hate running, but I hate running any distance over five miles. Five miles is just a good amount of running, where I feel like I'm getting a solid workout in. It alone gets me to my 10,000 steps a day goal, it's enough time to listen to a ton of music and work up a very decent sweat.

Anything over that I get bored. My mind starts working overtime, and it starts working against me.

"You can't do this. Stop and walk."
"Your legs hurt. Stop and walk."
"You deserve a break. Stop and walk."

I start making deals with myself.

"If you run to that stop sign, you can watch tv for a solid hour tonight and not move off the couch."
"If you run past that tree, you can go to Casey's and get a fountain soda when you get done."

I might be drinking extra hater-ade because I've been sick lately, so running physically hurts. On Friday, I had a long run and my nose was leaking like a faucet and I kept having coughing fits. I was choking on my own mucus and my sleeves were soaked with snot. (Anyone want to make out?)

Maybe this week will be better. I'm not at 100% yet, but maybe I will be later this week.

This week's long run, 10 miles, will be the furthest I have ever run.

This sucks. I just need to figure out a way to actually enjoy this.

Also, after this half, I will never run more than five miles at a time again. Maybe six.


  1. You've got this girl. Focus on the music and tell your mind to shut the F up. Focus on how far you've come with your personal health and fitness. You are amazing. Remember that.

  2. I totally do the bargaining thing. I get it. Hang in there.