Follow the progress of Hashette live in the forums as she prepares to run a sub-4:30 marathon under the guidance of mentor Liz Yelling
I tried a little run this morning but just couldn't get motivated so gave it up as a bad lotCwas a bit tight in the cold and my legs just didn't want to work. Think I will have to get the old ventolin pump out again and see how I go. I am trying not to feel too down about my running this week, looking at it as a bit of a break before the hard work sets in.
Liz how do you stay motivated when you really don't want to get your a**e out of the door?
Liz said on Richard's thread that a bit of a break before the marathon build up is a good idea, so maybe we ought to just go with this for a few days. Mind you the roads are looking much more passable, even if it is still minus something ludicrous out there I'm really hoping a little trot tomorrow might be on the cards after all, it looks gorgeous out there - sunny and crisp and incredibly pretty.
Less goregous, however, is standing in the car port freezing my bits off making up buckets of plaster and washing out the empties. It's everywhere - all over the car port, the back door, the sink, there's even dollops of it in my hair. As for last year's FLM reject fleece...... goodbye!
Rio - I remember all the runs I miss through illness/work/kids/life that I DIDN'T want to miss and if I then miss training because I can't be bothered to go then that's doubly wammy and I won't meet my goals.
I tell myself to get my sorry ass out the door, it will be a lardy ass if I don't get out the door etc etc.
I tell myself just to go out and jog for 10 minutes and then see how I feel etc etc.
And...if all else fails then I remember a very dear (sporty) friend who was taken from us only two months ago and I KNOW that he would love to be still here biking and running and that motivates me.
BUT.... if I really really don't want to run then that is usually a sign I need to rest and there's usually a good reason for that. Are you ok?
Nice advice re getting motivated Sue. Sorry to hear about your friend.
There's nothing like telling me I can't run to make me want to, and on a weekend when I can get out in the morning, it's not too bad. The biggest hurdle for me is the evening runs though. It's dark, cold, I'm tired, and the charms of the industrial estate by night aren't immediately obvious.
I like the "just go out for 10 minutes" idea. Get me over that first mile and I'll be trotting along quite happily.
It does work.
I often tell myself - 'well, I'll get to the corner at the end of the village and stop and come back if I want to'
That has only ever happened once. Sometimes you just got to persuade yourself that you are in charge, not the schedule!!
You could have tagged along we me and my OH.........as my son didn't want to do the park run today as he was tired............we headed up the back mountain........our hour run turned into nearly 3:15 hours..........it was lovely up there but a bit hard underfoot............the view from the 3 trig points we visited were lovely...........we only managed 13.3 miles in that time but really enjoyed it.......
OK, finally got you bookmarked so I can keep tabs on you.
Have a lovely run today. It is gorgeous here and I'd just love to head out to Stowe Gardens but am going to be sensible and nurse myself instead.
Pix - would that mean minus 2 instead of minus 4 then?
Morning Pix, have a good one. Or probably more like hope you had a good one by the time you read this.
Bridget fab to see you Hope you're feeling better and good on you being sensible, get the bugs squashed in time for Christmas.
That was fantastic!!!! What on earth was a being such a wuss about, it was gorgeous out there, and crunching through the snow in the warm (!) winter sunshine was just lovely. Everything's so quiet and peaceful, hardly any cars about, and looking at the fields covered with snow was like running around a giant Christmas card.
Okay when I say "running" it wasn't really, more like speed-mincing as we needed to be a bit careful on some of the icy stretches, but it was lovely to have no pressure and just trundle along chatting and being glad to be out there.
Well done for getting out there, speed-mincing or not
Our vans got stuck in the snow last night, so there was no hope of me running this morning. Still, it looks like the white stuff is clearing now - though I'm on my hols tomorrow and it'll be much warmer for running
Will try and check in on your progress next week if I can find a net café in Malta
No worries Andy
Vicki hope you didn't have too much of a mission retrieving the vans. We saw a few abandoned cars on our run, one in a ditch and facing the wrong way
Have a fab time in Malta - now that sounds like a way to spend Christmas!
We managed to get the vans out eventually
I'm planning on doing some running & swimming when I'm over there, I still haven't mastered the art of cycling yet so I doubt I'll get out on a bike - will maybe look at the exercise bikes in the gym though.
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