1.21.2014

Thank You

First, I have to say, thank you so much for your comments on my post yesterday. Thank you so much for your advice and sharing your stories. I am touched.

When I sat down at my desk today the thought of overtraining did pop into my mind. Am I overtraining? You can read the signs of overtraining at the link I just provided.

But right now in this moment of time, do I think I am overtraining? No, not really. I do see I have some of the symptoms with sleep disruptions and irritability (related to sleep disruptions) but the sleep issues have to do with the race I am planning. You know those pre-marathon nightmares you might get? Well, I guess I am getting the same with pre-race execution day. Dreaming of the race not going off, running out of food, etc. etc. etc. And it is all good and all will be fine. I just really care about this race and the runner experience. It means the world to me.  And I need to take the awesome advice you all gave me and give my body some love. I know this is a tough time at work so maybe, just maybe, it isn't the time to increase training efforts. Maybe it is the time to just put time on my feet and not worry about pace. That won't kill me or my training to do that for a few weeks. In fact, it may be good!

Even dear hubby is giving me advice with suggesting I mix things up. Well, honey, I am kinda good at that with the gym versus home treadmill, varying paces, running in the AM before work or after work, and dreaming of running outside. I really should do that again soon. That always makes me feel good, fast, and strong. And yes, I know some of you may think the treadmill isn't mixing things up but hey, I do it a lot and dedicated an entire page to TM Running and the games that I play to keep me into it. Some may say it is just the necessary evil - what I need to do to do what I wan to do. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I may just have more fun running on the treadmill at the gym by playing some games and incorporating my tactics to conquer treadmill boredom.

I am already feeling much better and more confident. Seriously, thank you for taking me down this trip of memory lane, to go back and revisit some of my blog posts, and to reconnect to who I am as a runner.

I am indeed happy and ready to embrace the day...and my run at home after work...which seems to be the better time of the day to run right now. Maybe it is just becasue I don't feel so alone with darling daughter chattering away at me during my run. She is such a blessing!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for good advice.
Daily Affirmation: I have the power to overcome this hump!

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