It doesn’t seem to matter where we are on this programme, but when a run doesn’t quite go to plan we immediately start beating ourselves up, admonishing ourselves for not being fast or stong enough, then self doubt doesn’t just creep in but crashes in like a tsunami, if anyone spoke to us, like we talk to ourselves, we’d want to punch their lights out/tell them the error of their ways or just tell them to ——- off.
I had a “fail” run today, after graduating last month I’ve felt really clever keeping up with 3 runs a week, running several 5kms and so started ju ju’s 10km plan. Today was supposed to be my 4km run. I am still having difficulties in finding the right music/playlist and today was no different, set my distance for 4 km, started runkeeper (hark at you Lexi technophobe) got to 1.8km and with trying to juggle phone and i pod, i pod turned off accidentally, so (expletives deleted) decided I would try and guess the distance and carry on running, but it was so cold and very windy (Wellington windy, read hang on to lamposts windy) and in the end gave up, hot shower, lunch and feeling like crap looked at my runkeeper- 3.50km, not the desired 4.00km but how is that a fail? Sory this is long winded, but we all are off the couch, yes struggling at times, breathless, sore, but determined. We can do this. Give it heaps everyone.