Today my head quit!

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Every single time I run , I repeat to myself ” your legs aren’t giving up , your head is”. This is my mantra for when I want to quit.

Today my head won! I wanted to get out and get a long run in , and I did but during this run I kept quitting! Stopping , walking, over thinking the run. “Why do my legs hurt?” “Why am I so tired?” “Why can’t I run 2 freaking miles without stopping?”

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I wanted to quit today , but I knew I would be disappointed in myself so I finished it. It was ugly but it got done!

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I decided to head down to the river because this place always makes me smile. I walked alot on the trails , simply to take in the beauty of the run. It didn’t matter how fast I was going – I was going!

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I finished it , I had no goals or time for today’s run , I just wanted to go.
My head started failing me around mile 2. I sucked it up

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Just remember friends , everybody has bad days but we just need to power through the bad thoughts and finish strong.

This run was probably my worst 8 miler on record but that’s ok, it happens.

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I’m ok with showing you my splits to prove it!

Here was my route

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Came home and chugged back an egg protein shake , put my feet up and thought to myself “it’s over, it didn’t kill you and you finished” – to me that’s winning! I don’t have to be fast , I just have to finish what I started

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Today I am thankful my legs carried me 8.4 miles !

So head issues – you can go to hell!

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4 comments on “Head Issues!”

  1. Dawn, thank you for sharing this and being so honest about it. You know my struggles with running, and I look up to you as some sort of running super star goddess. 😉 It’s good to know that even the rockstars can have a rough day and feel bad about a run. But I know you’ll easily turn it around and have an awesome run soon. 🙂

    • Today was rough, actually the past few have been tough! I need to focus and get my head in the game! I am going to focus on my training and scale back CrossFit for the next 12 weeks. I need to get past this head issue! You my friend are a rockstar! Keep on being awesome

      • Crossfit does so much more mentally for me, but I’ve been running every Saturday 3-4 miles lately and it was getting better.. but then this past Saturday sucked. lol. Well, the first two miles did; then I I think I ran one of my best miles yet for the third! (9:57). Adding mileage terrifies me.

        You’re doing awesome at what you do. And sadly, I think it is difficult to be great at two things at once; need to have marathon season and then Crossfit season 🙂

        • I haven’t even started training yet and I’m feeling burnt out! I’d love a CrossFit season lol ! Adding mileage is difficult, they say to only up it by 10% each week I think. I just didn’t want to give up on running in my off season that I have to start from scratch again. I do feel stronger running – thanks of course to lifting, but I need to make running a priority now. That’s the plan for the next 3 months! Urgh

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