I fell victim Sunday to one of the things I preach about how to overcome…negative thoughts. First of all, Saturday is my best day to do the long run – I know that. I went outside but after 2.5 miles the wind and cold caused me to stop. I am a wimp when it comes to that. I feel every breath and my body feels heavier. The extra clothes don’t help none either.
Sunday’s are too short with Church, weekly cooking and this week – paying the bills. It was cold and windy – I decided to start the eight mile run from home. Didn’t end up running too much between home and the mall. Then began pushing it. All I could think of was everything that waited for me at home. Also, running in parking lots is not the best. At mile 4 my stomach begins to bother me and it continued to get worse. So I ran back to the mall and gave it up for the day. The cold is very defeating but coupled with negative thoughts and ugly grey parking lots, not a good combo for me. My stomach still bothers me – I don’t know why but hopefully will get the full eight mile run in maybe Tuesday or Wednesday. Between now and then I am going to lay off the caffeine to help my stomach get back to the norm.
The moral of the story: Don’t let things pile up but if they do, block them out and maybe do long runs indoors to get them in. Do short runs outside while it’s cold.
3 comments on “Overcoming Obstacles”
I dont like running in the wind or cold either, luckily, it was windy on Sunday for my long run, but was mild so that made it not bad… A little bit exhausted near the end, but battled and won.
Spring will bring brighter days and brighter runs!
Even The Grumpy Man has negative thoughts from time to time……..hmmmmm……. maybe more than time to time.
That is why these blogs and weight loss forums are great. You can go vent some frustration and feel better because people that know exactly what you are going through are here to support you.
Keep up the great work.
The Grumpy Man
Thanks for the encouragement! It goes a long way. Have a great day!