Monday, April 23, 2012
Wow! It's the beginning of week 7 of training. I made it through the first day and feel so proud of me!
Last week, I had a terrible week. On day 1 I just had no enthusiasm for it. I gave it a half try and guess what. I got half results. By day 2 I was "ready" to do this. I got through 6 of 8 rounds running and finished the last 2 rounds walking. I was so disappointed in me. I let negative thinking creep in and start telling me all the stuff it used to-why bother? you know you won't finish this. you never do. come on. what are you thinking? By the last day of training for the week I sprained my ankle at round 4 of 8 so I had a good excuse to quit. I felt so bad about myself. I indulged in my negative thinking and was convinced I was done with this.
Skip forward to this morning. I got up. Ate breakfast. Logged my SP info. And got ready to run. I stretched and warmed up. I was very worried this week because my intervals were 1 minute of walking and 4 minutes of running. Repeat 6 times for a total of 35 minutes. I was worried with the week I had I wasn't going to be able to do it. All these negative nasty thoughts began to creep in. Then this one tiny voice said-what if you can? What if you can do this? I stopped and smiled. YES! What if I can? I could do 1 interval at a time. Just keep going.
And I did. I went once, twice, 3, 4, 5, 6, and YES! even 7 times! When I finished that last interval I threw my hands in the air and did the craziest happy dance ever!!!! Then I realized I wasn't in my living room but outside in full view of anyone..Then I realized I didn't care. I was awesome! I had done it! Me! The one who never finishes anything. Take that negative thoughts! I choose to be positive and go forward. I am more than I think I am. I am so happy!
Look out race! Here I come!