I have just completed week 8 run 3 which I am super chuffed about and an amazing achievement for me ….but there’s a but…Since week 6 I have been finding it super difficult mentally and I am not in a pickle with myself as to whether I can actually do this.
When I should be feeling like I’m so near the end I can do this, I’m actually feeling it’s out of reach.
I listen to music, I pace myself and go super slow. I get to different milestones and think I have got this, I can do this but, I just find it so hard and just wish it to end.
Is this normal? I want to like running as for one it helps me build up my cardio, keeps my blood sugar levels stable the next day and I have been losing weight too. I also sleep better and feel better mentally overall. I was enjoying getting out during my lunch break with a run to destress…all was going well…until the runs increased significantly (and the hot days appeared which slowed my progress a little) and since all then my mindset has shifted and I just find it so challenging and I don’t understand why.
I want to be able to run for 30 minutes and enjoy it. I feel so close to the finish line but also so far.
Is this a normal part of the mental challenge of running? Any help or support would be super welcome and thank you for reading 🙏
(I attach my MapMyRun stats which I don’t really understand the stats but what I can depict is 10mins of it was walking and I prob did less than 4K as a result)