Mind over marathon

Mind over marathon

Weigh in today did not go in my favour, but I know where I went wrong so that's half the battle. Tuesday saw the 5 month mark till the half marathon πŸ™ˆ so I needed some inspiration.

I watched the BBC one programme 'mind over marathon' where those with mental health issues i.e. Depression, PTSD, etc. train for the London marathon, a couple dropped out due to injuries but they all achieved the gruelling 26.2 miles. What I took out of it though was the way they fought the mental battles, can they do it? Will they fail? What happens if they do fail? And it resonated with me and my weight loss whilst training for the half marathon.

So taking a leaf out of their book, I got out today, music on full blast and pounded the country path. And that's how I'll continue. I'll eat only to fuel my body, I'll sleep to recover, I'll run (or at least brisk walk or jog till I can run) and I'll repeat πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻

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  • Lovely post mrsdavis86

    Do let us know how you get on πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ and how far you are at πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ and your progress to what you are building up to... πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰πŸŽ–πŸ…

    Cheering you on πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Will do Minnie. I've a plan mapped out. First route is 3k, then I have a 5k route, then there's a 7 mile route (approx. 11k) and then I can double that to be half marathon ready πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘Ÿ xxx

  • Planning is key.. and looks like your all set.. πŸ—Ί

    Haven't seen you on the daily diary? As you've lost 2 stones, it would be great to have your suggestions..? No pressure!!

  • My fitbit helped with the 2 stone weight loss. I logged everything I ate and drank so that way I'd know where I was up to. The key for me is to couple my healthy eating habits with exercise which is where I've fallen down over the past few months so I'm getting back into it now.

  • πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ you can do it!

  • That is so good to know where you feel you went wrong I really admire you out there pounding the streets. I cant run from 1 lamp post to the next but I do keep active. I hope you have a good week ahead but dont exhaust yourself Give your body a chance to recover Continue to eat healthily.

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