I wanted a place where we could get advice and support.
Sounds like it's going to take a lot of hard work and patience. Fortunately you are a good mother so stay strong and keep believing it's worth it in the end.
Good to hear that.
A need for more cake - that's stating the obvious surely. It's ages since I enjoyed a good battenburg.
I need a bath. then cake.
Good well structured plan. The two together could result in very soggy cake.
I put far too much pressure on my self....just done first 20 miler LSR and was a lot slower than recent runs, and instead of thinking, 'well, LSR's are time on feet and this is your first 20 miler so it's ok', I feel like I've failed and lost any confidence. past few 18 milers have gone well, yet this one was 20secs/mile slower! Grrr.
Sorry, this sounds so selfish and petty and stupid, and there are such bigger things in the world....butthe tiniest thing like this will make me feel like a failure and get me down for days. It's stupid, and I apologise for how stupid it sounds :/
It's OK, rwtw. I think setting targets and expectation can be an important way of motivating ourselves and helping cope with life in general - but it's difficult to deal with when not being able to do as much as you would like. I've certainly found not being able to run this week has really got me down. I've genuinely been ill so there's a good reason. Even so, what little bit of confidence I had from recent runs has gone with it and I'm faced with having to start all over again. It also makes coping with work difficult. You're definitely not a failure for doing 20 miles at all - in the same way that I'm not a failure if I get out to run again when I'm well.
I often think I need something else to be able to feel better about as once a run has gone badly that gets me down and makes it more difficult for another time. Do you have other targets in your life that could be a focus for positives when the running isn't up to what you'd hope?
Thank you LR. This is good to hear.To top off a glum mood, i just had to spend an hour and a half on the phone to my bank as they had cancelled a standing order without informing me. Not on. They then wouldn't let me make a payment as I don't have telephone banking, and the online site wasn't working. So I was two days late on rent with no way of paying back. Cue me crying down the phone....seemed to just hit that panic button and was all I could do not to have a full on panic attack whilst on the phone.. Eventually sorted this months payment, but not at all happy that they canclled it without informing me. Grrr.
Big hugs (((runwiththewind)))
That is out of order rwtw. I wouldn't be happy either
Rubbish day today. Just didn't feel like setting about battling through yet another week. It's just such an effort all the time and I get fed up with it. A quiet one tonight is definitely in order and hope for better tomorrow.
Big hugs (((By eck))). Is moo still in hospital?
Wimped out of running club tonight. Totally fed up with all now.
Thats good news by 'eck. I assume that means that things are improving a little?
Popping by to offer hugs but everyone is quiet, hope that means you are all good or at least better xxxxxxxxxx
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