My blogger friends who read all my posts might have missed Wednesday’s post. I wasn’t in the mood for blogging this week. I have been thinking a lot this week, about running, about cross training, about weight loss. If I look back at my posts these past weeks I read a lot of complaining. And I don’t like to complain a lot, I try to look positive at things. But lately I have seemed to lost that mojo. That was all the thinking about: turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
When I figured that all out (that was Thursday) it got better. I decided to make a fresh start on my weight loss (Roz you will know what I’m talking about, stole your idea for this). I decided to approach my runs positive and push myself if I have too during a run (something I didn’t do much lately). And I decided to stick to my new cross training plan.
So it’s back to being positive. Even though a run (for example) is hard there is always something positive to get out of it. Like going when you didn’t want to go, watch a beautiful sunrise etcetera.
Focus on the positive and don’t let negativity get to me.
1 lousy mile on Tuesday, that was all I had to give. Not sure why it wasn’t my day. I was rested but somehow it didn’t workout.
Wednesday same as Tuesday, running just wasn’t working, haven’t been feeling well either on Tuesday and Wednesday. I end up doing 4.8K (3 miles) in 34 minutes.
After 2 lousy runs and lots of thinking as said, this morning I had a positive mindset before I started my run. I didn’t think about the distance (which still can be overwhelming for me) but thought in minutes. I already decided before starting to stick to a 15:1 run/walk ratio and I divided my run in pieces of 15 minutes. This worked very well and it turned out to be a long run that felt very good and that has been a while. I am very happy with today’s run.
These past weeks it feels I’m so much slower than when I was training for the half marathon in April and that’s correct for the shorter runs but I looked up my time for this same distance that I ran in February and today I was 3 minutes faster. Conclusion: I’m not as slow as I think, at least not on the long runs. For the shorter ones: I’m working on that.
Weather: dry, first cloudy, then sunshine, a little bit of wind, 17C (62 degrees)
Distance: 12.8 K / 8 miles
Average time: 7:15 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Rod Stewart – Young turks
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 226 – Monday August 15
Kandi asked if the baby swans first are grey before turning white: yes they do.
Day 227 – Tuesday August 16
Random house in my village.
Day 228 – Wednesday August 17
Random view in my village.
Day 229 – Thursday August 18
Bella playing with R.
Day 230 – Friday August 19
During my walk I almost stepped on this caterpillar. I have never seen one with colors like this and I found it beautiful.