I feel like I’m going to get in trouble for being an MIA blogger this week!
(with whom, I’m not quite sure…)
I was in my hometown of Buffalo Monday – Wednesday for my great-grandma’s funeral, and although it was nice to “turn off” for a couple days and spend time with family, I’m feelin’ all out of sorts now that I’m back in NYC. Work has piled up, and somehow it’s already Friday – yikes!
I did manage to run while in Buffalo:
- Monday: 90 minutes Bikram before I left for the airport
- Tuesday: 8 miles steady state
- Wednesday: 7 miles easy
I got back to the city just in time to enjoy the sweltering, ridiculous heat for Thursday’s run (78 degrees at 6:00 a.m.!). Luckily I had excellent company and met up with Megan, Ali and Maria for 7 sweaty miles.
Breakfast – the usual Ezekiel sprouted grain cinnamon raisin toast, natural crunchy peanut butter and berries
This was my last run before Saturday’s 10K race, and I have to admit I’m still a bit nervous about this one. My legs have been feeling so heavy, and I’m not sure my confidence is where it needs to be in order to have a good race.
For me, confidence plays a huge factor in my racing (and in life, really) – if I don’t have it, I get down on myself pretty quickly and my running (or work, or studying…) suffers. Running can be so mental sometimes, and it’s hard to get through a rut when you feel physically and mentally crappy.
But I guess all I can do is be the best I can be on Saturday morning, and be happy that I’m running.
Stay tuned for the race report and more thoughtful, regular blogging!
Question: How do you get out of a running rut and/or boost your confidence before race day? (In other words, halp!)