So it’s June. The year seems to be going by really quickly, and I feel like I’ve let a lot of it pass me by so far. I’m actually a little bit–I don’t know the best word, distressed, maybe?–that we’re almost halfway through the year and in some ways, I don’t think I’ve come all that far. Like many Sundays, today has been a rather difficult one, and I’m feeling frustrated with my running and my recovery. Lately I’ve been feeling like I should be pushing myself a little bit harder, accomplishing more, and taking better care of myself, and I don’t know why those things have been so difficult for me or why they are such a source of tension and aggravation. I have to keep reminding myself that I won’t get anywhere by beating myself up or failing to acknowledge the things I have accomplished.
Running-wise, this was a somewhat mediocre week. I planned on doing a long run today of 8-10 miles, but I just felt so run-down that instead I succumbed to laziness and spent the day inside doing mostly nothing. I did just finish a yoga practice, though, so at least I have that to check off the list. Pretty soon I’ll start training for the Marine Corps Marathon, which is 21 weeks away, and I would probably do well to take it a bit easy until I get into training mode. Part of this means accepting that running three times a week is fine and not a sign of failure. Easier said than done, though!
Here’s a look at the week that was:
Tuesday: Yoga, which I thought was incredibly hard.
Wednesday (National Running Day): 6.24 miles
Thursday: 2.1 miles
Saturday: 5.05 miles and a few walk/run intervals with Nat.
Sunday: Yoga, a repeat of the same practice I did Tuesday. Instead of finding it incredibly hard, though, this time around I thought it was great.
I haven’t put much effort into weekly goals for the past couple months, so my intention with this post is to return to that habit. To that end, here are the things I want to accomplish this week: start a detox/cleanse (but not in the way you think! this will just be an effort to cleanse some negative habits from my routine); go for a morning run; cook one meal; go for one run with a running group; exceed this week’s mileage; and do at least two yoga practices.
How was your week?
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