Good morning! Stay tuned for Parts 3 and 4 of my Easy Meal Series, I thought I’d break it up a bit. I hope that you are having a lovely week so far! I’m tired and cold, but good. I had a great run yesterday, which was preceded by a great weight workout. I am seriously LOVING running in the fall weather after work (before work it’s dark and freezing outside, literally) so much.
So now that I am at a good run/walk pace for about 3 miles. I’ve noticed that I am becoming fairly compliant with my pace and distance, and finding far too many excuses to skip workouts. I need to keep pushing myself, and I know this, but really, it comes down to a mental thing. I am scared of what comes next because it’s entirely new territory. The farthest I’ve EVER run is 4ish miles, I usually get to about a 3 mile zone and just keep at the same pace and run/walk pattern.
As I am sure you know, this can’t continue if I am going to complete a half marathon. So my goal for November is to push myself just a little bit more each run. I want to get to comfortably running 3 or 4 miles (without extended walking breaks) by the end of the month, because shortly after that, I am going to begin my official training plan for my half.
I am terrified/excited but I am trying to focus more on the excited. Every time I head out on a run, I come back feeling a sense of accomplishment (and those endorphins are no joke) and I know that if I am good about following my plan, I will get to where I need to be for the race.
How do you deal with mental roadblocks in your exercise or training goals?