Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's ALL mental!

For the past month, I've been training pretty hardcore (for my standards) for my 5k yesterday and my upcoming Thanksgiving Day 10k. I usually run 3-4 miles on Sat. and Sun. mornings, and Wed. afternoon, then run 1.5 miles around the block with Pumpkin and shred during the week.

So yesterday was my 5k race, it went really well, did a bit below what I wanted on the time (the last .1 mi. was uphill and I was also cramping, but running 3 miles on Saturday morning is standard. Because I was in race mentality though, at the end I was so exhausted from running this long race... and I needed water and food and Starbucks... which I never NEED when I run at home on the weekends...
Then this morning, JJ wanted to go for a run b/c he needs to train for the T-day race, so I begrudgingly went and told him I was going to do 4 miles, even though I ran the 5k yesterday (like it was such a feat!)...
Then it hit me! This is what I do every weekend... just because I was in race doesn't mean I ran any futher or harder or longer yesterday, and doesn't give me a free pass for today, because if it was any other weekend, I probably would have done 4 yesterday and 5 today!

It's times like this when it really hits me - IT'S ALL MENTAL!!!

Ok, I'm done. I just need to remember that when I get to mile 5 on November 27 and want to cry/quit :)


  1. It totally is all mental.

    You would have never made it this far in your weight loss, if you did not have it in you.

    I know you wont quit! Good luck training for the 10k! You can do it!

  2. This is the first time that I've ever read your blog, but I want to say that you are very inspirational. Keep up the fantastic work. I have always wanted to run in a race and I think you have motivated me to do so. It seems here lately I can't get motivated to do anything. I've messed up everyday...and each morning I try to start over, but end up failing again. You have definately inspired me to do better. Congrats on the great weight loss! - Amber

  3. it is...which can be a good thing sometimes and at other times I WISH it could just be physical :)

    that physical toughness can be easier for me some days!!