Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Again Today

1.9 mi in 40:57 min.

I got up and ran again today. That's 3 days in row this week and 4 days last week. I can not remember when last I exercised this much. I think I feel better. I know my attitude has been a whole lot better this week.

I had this conversation in my head as I struggled through the last 1 min. jog.

"This is so hard. Why am I not just breezing through this? I've been doing this same thing now for 7 days. I should be feeling great, running this last 1 min. with no problem. Wait a minute. This  isn't the race. You are only training now. You haven't ever in your entire life exercised this much in the same time frame. Give yourself a break. Work up to this slowly. Take your time. Don't burn out. Don't get an injury. You are 53 years old you know. But I should be progressing faster than this. I want to progress faster than this. I don't want to use my age as an excuse for lollygagging. I can do this. Oh, wow, the minute's up. Now I can walk."

Do other people have conversations like this in their head? Or am I just crazy?


  1. I found your blog through your comment at the blog at A Weight Lifted about menopause weight gain. I'm lucky if I do 30 minutes on the treadmill, let alone train for even a half marathon so you are already an inspiration! Good luck with your training.

  2. Some of the only "me time" I have is while running...and convo's like this loop through my head all the time.

    My DH once asked me what I thought about while I ran. I wish I could say I was thinking about something profound, how to solve world hunger, or even practical like what to make for dinner that night,but usually I think about nothing. or I have convo's like the one you had today. World peace will have to be solved some other time :)

  3. Cindy, thanks for the support. I need all I can get.