When something is not good I want to make it better. One thing I know about myself is that I have the power to change how I think about things. Pondering and looking at my training plan I figured it out. My STUPID EGO is creating stress, which has caused the pain, and lack of energy (nothing I can do about the rain). I have the Hal Higdon Advanced training plan printed out and have TRIED to follow it, with little success.
Why in the Monkey do I think I am Advanced? I have been running for just over a year and have 1, count it 1, Half Marathon under my belt. Pretty darn sure that an "Advanced" training plan is not geared toward the full-time working mom who runs on her lunch hour. It is the former-college-athlete self-esteem in me who believes that I can accomplish anything. My Ego needs a good kick in the booty..
Sooooo with 2 weeks to my Halloween Half I am going to re-assess and not put so much pressure on myself. I truly think that will fix what is broken...and send Polly Pessimism packing. AND I am sooooo excited I have the best idea for a COSTUME idea for my Halloween Half Marathon... a costume that is also great running gear.. I have a few pieces to put into place. You are going to LOVE IT!!
I am thinking of announcing the I Declare Charms Giveaway winner Monday....if I can put together my next Giveaway by then. So make sure you enter!!
Have a great weekend!!