I'm doing that thing that I have to do sometimes ...... because I can feel my confidence sliding away a bit - I'm excited about doing the runs, I'm even getting changed into my running stuff - But a couple of times now I've talked myself out of going.... how nuts is that??! - not sure what's going on .... it's gremlin related I know that. So this is what I have to do, publicly announce that I'm running early tomorrow morning. There, I'll do it now. 😬😬🙄
Hmmmm how nuts does this sound 😮: I'm doing... - Couch to 5K
Good call on the public announcement, that will oblige you to go. And you’ll have to tell us how it went afterwards as well Gremlins are a pain, I nearly didn’t go for a run today either, also due to gremlins, but I covered myself in sunscreen and thought it would be a waste to be so sticky for no reason. So, maybe you need sunscreen as well to help ensure you go out, hehe!
Hey Flara that just sounds like being in the wilderness. I’ve sat around faffing too before a lot of runs, sort of unintentionally and quietly arguing and reasoning with myself. One of the ways that helps me is just thinking of the fact that I’m going out there to see how it goes and you know what, I don’t stop! And neither will you. Go do your thing Flar!! You’re a runner!! 😁😁❤️
Gremlins all round your running route are quaking. They’ve heard you’re coming for them. They’re not happy and you’re strong. 🏃♀️💪🏻🏃♀️
You’ll go out there, do your run as 🐌 like as necessary and you’ll complete with a feeling of elation.
Flara, you’ve got this and you WILL smash it. You’ll feel awesome! Ok? 😀😀😀😀😀
Sounds like conflict behaviour. I’ve experienced it too, it stopped me swimming for a year and it shouldn’t have. I used to tell myself to just ‘get in the pool’ but I got to the point where even that wasn’t working. I needed to find acceptance with an unrelated issue, but that was mixed in with a fear of failure, or injury/pain, judgement by others or setting standards too high and feeling like I’ll never peak again. The way I got back into swimming was to forget plans and programmes and stats.
For a while at least. Just start, and try to find the feeling of the privilege of being able to run, happiness of being alive, and being in the moment - colours, shapes, smells, feelings, connection with your body and the planet. Fabulous450 is right about the wilderness and right about it not being an uncomfortable place - quite the opposite!
Thanks for reminding me of this, this morning. I woke up feeling a bit of pressure about ParkRun today, my stagnating weight loss, and worry about lack of hydration yesterday. But commenting on your post has reminded me about what I enjoy about running. Hope you find that feeling again on your next run ❤️
None of that sounds daft. Have you put something on the monthly quest post? I see that as my commitment to this community to do something and then feel obliged to stick to it.
The reason I was posting after every run was to show that I was doing each one - part way through one of my gremlin defences is “how would I explain stopping?” Now my watch sends the run to Strava so that is doing the same job.
Equi-geek and Fabulous450 are pointing you the right way. Go out on your next run with “child’s eyes” and discover the world you are running through during each moment of your run.
I hope you enjoy today’s run so much it pulls you towards the next one x
You guys!! You're all freaking amazing ~ it's ridonkulous, I only know you all in a virtual sense but the support and encouragement you give me is overwhelming at times! Thank you 😊 At times I have very little self-belief and each run I "accomplish" gives me a boost ~ its when I don't "accomplish" an intended run that I doubt myself and you're spot on Equi-geek its the fear of failure ~ something that's followed me through life, and the reason I have avoided so much in life ~ don't do it; can't fail 😮 This programme is teaching me a lot about myself and continues to be a personal challenge for me ~ happy to say I have been noticing positive changes in myself along the way 😊 Onwards and onwards 😝🦋
Haha Equi-geek it was a case of the conditions being right for me today, believe me it was as much of a surprise to me too! 🤣 Bet by the time you did your Parkrun it had hotted up (I was home by then!) my route was totally flat AND I don't think I could have done it without my ice towel - I seem to get incredibly hot incredibly quickly 😫 So you did smash your Parkrun - nobody else is in the equation, just you! Well done 😊
I had one of those yesterday, so I made sure I went out this morning to make up for the lack of Parkrun. I couldn’t get son to wake up in time so I took that as a signal that he wasn’t up to it and I didn’t want to do it on my own!
It’s quite simple really, no treats until you do a decent run 😂😂. I can feel a pub down my local in front of the river calling me now 🤸♀️🤸♀️🍻
Hope you made it out! 👍👍😁