Hi friends! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!
Sunday’s are always a favorite of mine around here. Of course because I don’t have to go to work, but because I can sip my coffee a little slower and watch Joel Osteen.
What about you? Do you have a favorite day of the week?
You all know I have been feeling not so great these past couple days (due to my lady
friend enemy) and it has affected my workouts. I was hoping to finish that 5k for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts on Friday morning, but since I couldn’t, I had hoped that I would finish it yesterday, but the same thing happened to me. I woke up feeling a bit better than Friday, so I had high expectations that I could bust out that run. I started with a quick 15 minute ab workout, then hopped on the treadmill. However, when I started running I could feel my head pounding. I was frustrated and kept telling myself that I could run 3.1 miles because it is not that hard. “Get over it and just run”, “You’re fine, don’t think about it” is what I kept saying. I pushed myself to run 1 mile and then knew if I kept going I would overdo it. I was feeling dizzy and just knew I needed to stop. So I put up the incline on the treadmill and switched to walking. I walked 3.5 miles and called it a day. I was so frustrated with myself because I wanted to get that 5k done.
After I showered and got ready for the day, I got over it. Why dwell on it and make it a big deal when I can do it tomorrow, or whenever I am feeling better? It hit me that I am sort of always hard on myself. No one is telling me that I have to run that 5k this weekend, no one is telling me that I have to do a certain workout or run a certain mileage each day. The only person doing this is me, and I shouldn’t put so much pressure on myself each day. I went to bed last night thinking that I would take it easy this morning and just work out and run whenever I felt like it.
After many prayers, I woke up this morning feeling much better. Without any pressure on myself, I ran that 5k and submitted my time so I can get that medal in the mail 😉 …and since I was feeling so pumped up, I continued my workout and walked on an incline mixing in intervals, making it 4.5 miles. Woohoo!
I am happy I got that run done, and I’m happy I am feeling better. And, I am slowly learning that I shouldn’t put so much pressure on myself. It ain’t gonna happen overnight, but it’s a start! 😉
I hope you all have a GREAT Sunday, lovelies!! Xoxo