The heat and humidity have done me in. At the beginning of the summer, I thought I would continue running my 4-5 times a week increasing my distance/decreasing my time. I'm getting ready for a 10k Sept. 25th. Well I've only been running twice a week (4.5-5.5 miles/run) and I feel pretty wiped out when I finish; to top it off my time is getting slower! Who knew it would be one of the hottest summers on record! Our local running club is having training runs once a week till the race so I'll join them and hope for the best . . . and cooler weather!
I find it frustrating that I just don't have the time to do as much exercising as I want to do. I would love to train for a 10K and then a hm but I only have time to run 2-3 times a week and by the time I cook and get the kids settled down and let dinner digest and hubby get home there is not much daylight left. That will really be hard when the days start getting shorter.
I have two huge frustration! The first one is that since the weather heated up my body refuses to respond as well, regardless of whether I do it in the a/c in the gym or go out when it's cooler. My body just isn't working as well during the summer and that has me really frustrated. The second is that the past few weeks I have been having hip pain that has kept me from running. It doesn't really hurt when I run or when I walk after I get warmed up, but it is killing me when sitting and during the night. I've been babying it to try to keep it from getting worse and concentrating on water and flexibility exercising instead of running. So those are my frustrations. Look forward to hear what others are finding frustrating.
Hi everyone! This week (8/16 - 8/22), your challenge is to write down your BIGGEST source of frustration in meeting your fitness goals.
Maybe you're stuck in a plateau. Maybe you're bored of doing the same thing day in and day out. Maybe you're gaining weight instead of losing weight (or vice versa).
Whatever it is, share it with us here. It really helps to put these kinds of things on paper, as seeing it staring you in the face in black and white makes it pretty difficult to ignore, doesn't it? And who knows...your frustration may be someone else's as well, and you could help each other get through it. Or maybe other members have been through the same thing and can give tips that worked for them. We are here to help each other and motivate each other, right?
I, for one, am finding that my biggest frustration right now is finding the ENERGY to exercise. My allergies are just so horrible right now, and one of my biggest allergy symptoms has always been fatigue...so finding the motivation to exercise is really hard for me when I feel like I have zippo energy, you know?
So come on...share your frustrations with us. Maybe it'll be just the kick in the pants you need to bust through it.
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