Over the last few weeks I’ve been frustrated as far as running goes. Frustrated that I’ve been sick and exhausted. Frustrated about that foot issue I had so close to the race. Frustrated that I have had to do 99% of my training on the treadmill and nervous that my treadmill running legs aren’t ready for the ups or the downs of the course.
I’ve been trying to think of a million different ways to change my mindset and I finally did this morning on my run (I am positive we do all of our best thinking while running).
Rather than feeling frustrated about some of these things I am now begging for some challenges.
Give me the hills that I may or may not be prepared for.
Give me some bright red itchy eyeballs with a side of a scratchy throat.
Give me fatigue.
Give me that wall to hit.
Give me the opportunity to want to quit because my legs are spent at mile 20.
Give me the things that are going to challenge me because then I can show my strength. I can’t show my strength if everything is just great, grand and wonderful. That’s too easy, I want a challenge.
I want to prove to myself that I am strong and what better way to do that than pushing through the tough stuff. Rather than complain about the things that come up or the hard parts of the course, I am excited for them because they just give me a chance to prove to myself that I’ve got this.
**** edited to add—> just don’t give me a headwind;) K thanks.
Utah really has Brooke confused because she now thinks it is Christmas AGAIN with all of the snow that we’ve been getting.
We started the day off by seeing Dr. B to get a final adjustment before the race and to make sure all of my muscles are fired up and ready to go. He told me that this sick business stuff that I have been dealing with this week is actually a really good thing—> I’m just getting all of the stress/toxins/lame stuff out of my body so that come race day I feel like a million bucks.
I like that.
I had my last salad before the marathon. As the marathon gets closer and closer I try to make my food more and more simple and easily digestible to avoid any stomach issues. Who knows if this works or not but I have always done it this way so I am just going to stick to it.
This was the perfect salad to end things on.
Brooke didn’t want her cupcake sample and so I made sure to take care of it for her.
Megan had the cutest Boston send-off treats for us. We need more people like her in the world.
And Candice’s toes are all ready to go:) We are sharing a hotel room while in Boston and I can’t wait!
Did I tell you about the fact that I was not thinking logically at all and booked a red-eye flight to get to Boston. I was in the mood to save money. This should be fun. It’s a good thing that I can fall asleep in a matter of seconds no matter where I am.
Can you sleep in planes? Cars? How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
What was your workout today?
What are your Wednesday night plans?
How has your running been feeling lately?