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.