I'm hoping it's not just me. A lot of my life has been spent telling myself that i'm not good enough: fat, ugly, stupid, weird... Some of it has some basis in truth; some of it is not, but this doesn't stop me telling myself things.
So far, this running lark has pushed these messages to the back, but today they were back telling me that I couldn't do it, that I would fail at this. It was a real struggle: I felt pathetic that I couldn't get any kind of pace up and that I struggled around, red-faced and slow.
Does anybody else have this kind of negative self-talk? How do you stop it happening whilst running? what do you tell yourself?
On the plus side, I did just manage the 25 minutes today, but it was a struggle.