Well it must be contagious because I caught the bug! I have been reading other bloggers talk about not feeling like running lately and now I caught the not wanting to run bug too!!
Miles ran this week: 18
Miles ran in September: 40
Year-to-Date miles ran (2013): 509
This week’s runs have been the hardest mentally to get through. Even my 4 miler I did on Thursday felt like I was out there FOREVER! My legs actually feel great, refreshed, strong, etc but my mind is driving me crazy. I guess I am just tired of running in general. I always hear of other runners hitting a mental wall during their training, but I never thought I would go through it too!
Married to Running
My hubby is going through the same mental wall too. If I haven’t mentioned before he is also training for the same marathon as me! It is nice having a spouse that runs too because then we can talk all things running and not get bored with it. This will be his 2nd full marathon and he has been able to help me a lot during my training. I have been able to bounce ideas off of him regarding my runs, pace, routes, you name it he has been there. I am very lucky to be married to a very active husband where we share the same passion for running and believe in living a healthy and active lifestyle. Having both of us being very active it can only be a very positive influence for our son. I love how our mini-vacations are usually centered around races. Our weekends are centered around our long runs. I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
12 mile run
Even though it was only 12 miles and considered my easy long run it was mentally tough! My legs felt good the whole time, but I was just plain old tired of running. Sometimes I am out there on the trail and the minutes feel like hours and the hours feel like an eternity. I lose track of time out on the streets. I feel like time stands still.
I knew this training was going to test every fiber of my being, but I NEVER EVER thought it would test me this much, mentally!
I posted these motivational posters on my FB this week to try and help me get through my runs:
I won a giveaway!!
Last week I won a giveaway that Leslie @ Triathlete Treats was hosting and the bracelet came in the mail today. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I will wear this tomorrow on my 20 miler and when I need to dig deeper than I ever have, I will look down and see the word “Strength” and that will remind me of how much strength I still have left in me.
Make sure to check out Endorphin Warrior’s website! They have a lot of cool stuff on their site!!
Wish me luck!
LA County Fair
Here are a couple of pictures from our trip to the LA County Fair. This was the first time that Z was able to go on a ride solo. It was a big step!
Do you have a spouse/significant other that shares the same active lifestyle as you? What is the activity?
What is your favorite thing to eat at a fair?