Working Through the Mental Blocks

Tuesday, July 09, 2013
So.... in typical Karen fashion, as soon as I made the decision to switch to running instead of walking, my brain flipped gears again.  All day long, knowing I had my second run coming up tonight, the only thing I could think of was "I want to go for a power walk instead".  Dammit brain, smarten up!  Stupid grey matter.  However, as soon as I got home and peeled off my sweaty work clothes (the heat has started to return - bah!), I struggled into my running clothes and hopped on the treadmill.  Ok, I actually sat on the couch for half an hour watching TV and drinking water and THEN hopped on the treadmill.
As I pumped up the speed to start my first one minute run, I kept telling myself I didn't want to do this.  I still wanted to walk instead.  After 15 seconds, I admit, I almost slowed down and started walking.  But I didn't.  With each one minute running interval, my calves and shins screamed a little less and my hips loosened up.  I started to enjoy it just a little.  I even upped my speed (only 0.1 mph but it makes a difference!).  I finished my little 25 minute workout happy, tired, and proud for overcoming my mental obstacle.
Another little confession?  If I hadn't been woken up at 2:45 by an annoying cat wanting attention, I would have gone outside to run at 5AM.  We'll see how I feel tomorrow.  One of these days I might actually venture outside!  Shocking, yes.


ragrobyn said...

WOOHOO! No one ever regrets a running workout...or so I keep telling myself. I ran outside today and my mantra was "slap slap slap stupid mosquitos slap slap slap" Smart staying on the dreadmill.

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