Not sure if it’s the change in season going into summer…..
The stress that my pants are a tad snug and I have a trip coming up in 15 days and counting….
Challenges of life that we all encounter from time to time…..
I recently registered for two more Half Marathons (Louisiana Half 1-19-14 and New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half 2-2-14) They are within TWO WEEKS of each other!! (EEK!) I have yet to commit to any fall races or even any trail runs for the summer as of yet. I do feel some personal disappointment within myself that I didn’t go for the FULL but Half’s are a good race distance for me and honestly I am not at a point that I can commit to the time required to train for a full plus my cranky IT band is still giving me fits.
Normally I would tell someone else that needs additional motivation to get some new running clothes or change up their playlist. Anything to “freshen it up” a bit but I have everything I need and then some. We as women put so much pressure on ourselves to keep pushing forward and motivating others when they are down that sometimes we don’t realize that sometimes we just need a “breather”. Take the time to step back and recharge. It has been about a month since my last race and there is a trail run coming up on June 2nd that I would like to sign up for but it’s a couple hours away. I am hoping I can find a group going that I can ride with. I do feel that this race would be good for me. Since it’s a trail run I would go into it not as a PR race but one to enjoy the scenery. A good change of pace race (pun intended).
Sometimes you just have to let go of your personal anxiety and tell yourself it’s going to be ok.
Release that tightness in your chest, close your eyes, take a deep breath and BREATHE!!
Do you ever have the slumps? What has gotten you through?