Sunday, September 2, 2012

End of a Streak

It's Saturday afternoon as I write this.  Just got home from run 7.  It sucked.  My legs felt like bricks.  It was the first time to run 3 minutes and I couldn't do it.  Well, maybe not 'couldn't' but 'didn't'.  My mind won.  I kept thinking "i have to stop, I can't do this, I have to stop".  Then I started talking in my head with each step.  Left foot was "don't", right foot was "stop".  Don't stop don't stop don't stop.  That worked for about 30 seconds and at 2:45, I stopped.  I bailed on the last 15 seconds of the first three minute segment.  15 SECONDS!  On the second one, I bailed at 2 minutes.  I ran both of the 90 second segments.  I can't help but think that if I'd made it on the first segment, I would have felt motivated enough to do the second.  From the stats on the treadmill, it looks like a typical run, but it should have been further distance-wise if I'd done all the running.  I have to do the same thing on Monday morning.  If it doesn't work out better on Monday morning, I'm deleting today's run and starting week 3 over. If it goes well, I'll let today's run stand.  Leaving the Y, I felt defeated but just had to remember that saying about lapping everyone on the couch.  And it's a million times more than I was doing a month ago.  I had to kick away the "maybe I can't do this after all" thoughts.

Also, a few weeks ago, I bought some workout capris and a t-shirt by Athletic Works at Walmart.  I was excited to see some generous sizing for cheap.  I have lots of technical running clothes but they are all smaller.  Sigh.  I only had one outfit that fit me currently and needed another for how often I've been working out.  It's a good problem to have really.  I absolutely love the capris and will buy more.  I hate the t-shirt.  The first time I wore it, I felt like it was making me hotter not cooler.  It was humid that day so I figured that was it.  Today though, I wore it again, same thing.  I felt like I was running in a ziploc bag.  I will not buy this shirt again and will go to another store and spend a little more money to get something better.  This is the label, don't buy it.  Again, the capris by the same company are great.  

And now it's Sunday evening.  I just had too many cookies.  Oh self-destruction.  Good thing Monday is a new day.  Grrrr.


  1. It happens to the best of us gal. We'll start all over and make it happen!:-)

  2. Keep on pushing you will get to your goals!! Don't stop!!
    Stay focused!!

  3. Don't be too hard on yourself, you are off the couch and excercising. There will always be good and bad workouts!! Running in a ziplock? No thank you! Hate when I buy something that I end up hating :(