You know how some days you just wake up feeling like poo- that’s me today. Nothing physically wrong with me, I just mentally feel like crap. I am feeling very negative today. It is probably all the stress I have been under with school and life in general, mixed together with some anxiety about these upcoming races. I just want to go back to sleep and have a do-over and wake up positive.
I am really getting nervous about Broad Street (5 days) and my half (19 days). I have worked so hard to get where I am and I feel really frustrated by the fact that I was feeling some pain during last Saturday’s run. It feels like a slap in the face; I did everything right, I stretch and ice and continue to do everything they told me to do. I had a month of totally pain free running and then BAM a week before a race I feel it. And the worst part is, it is affecting my mental focus. I keep reminding myself to treat Broad Street like a training run for the half; have fun, don’t focus on time and stay positive, but for some reason I am really struggling with that today. Hopefully it’s just a funk. I am going to go out and run a (very) easy 3 miles tomorrow and I am hoping it lifts my spirits a bit.
*sigh* I am done whining now. Tomorrow day and hopefully a better one.
I asked in my last post about tips for self-motivation- I sure could use them right about now. 🙂