I haven’t been running in weeks….for a few reasons.
- Being completely flat-out with school
- Being intimidated by training for a longer mileage race (10K)
Ultimately, no good excuses…just a lot of them.
Running has always been as much of a mental challenge as a physical one for me. How quickly I can convince myself that I’m “not really a runner” and how that statement makes me NOT one immediately. If I run, I’m a runner. If I give up on myself, then I’m not. I’m sick of giving up.
I think I’m going to go back to the basics. Break it down to small bite-sized chunks. Work on short bursts of running intervals to increase my confidence, stamina, and strength. I am thinking of going back to the C25K program (but starting on Week 4). This will help me have a plan, and a focus to run 3 times a week.