I can do this. I can do this.

So last week  I was feeling good. I had just ran for 20 minutes straight for the first time in forever and was feeling confident. Well the next three workouts after that were not easy. I didn’t stop. I did each workout, but it wasn’t without struggle. I found that the negative self talk was louder than ever. Can anyone else relate to this idea of having an amazing workout and then struggling the next few?

Anyway this experience just reaffirms that this process is one of struggle and constant self-evaluation. It isn’t easy, but I know that it will be worth it. I just have to keep pushing and keep shutting out that negative voice. On Wednesday we will be doing the last workout in week 6 of Couch-to-5k. And at this point we will be running with no walking in between. 25 minutes of walking the next three workouts and then 30 minutes! We are so close to being done and I know I just keep getting stronger.
We have registered for our first 5k on October 11th. I am terrified, but I know we can do it! And it’s a glow run so that is fun!

Now to inspire myself these are going to be my running mantras this week! 25 minutes here we come! I am gonna kick your ass! If you see me in Forest Park cheer me on:)

 

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One thought on “I can do this. I can do this.

  1. Yay Stevi! The not-so-good workouts are completely common … I bet even professionals feel that way sometimes. I think sometimes it’s your body or mind telling you it’s tired. Or maybe the food you ate didn’t energize you enough or something. But usually within a few days or a week you may have another magical workout. Some days I just don’t feel it. Like I told you the other day … one day this week I ran and it was great and even had hills! The next day, I did the same run and walked half of it because my mind was so negative that day I felt I just needed a walk. Anyway, don’t quit! And you’re inspiring me, too!

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