Tag Archives: fear

where my head is in competition with everything else

I feel like I am at the part of training where the physical training is starting to lose some ground to the mental. Physically: it’s just running. One foot in front of the other, over and over and over again. It’s shorter … Continue reading

release of fear

When I was growing up, there was a pretty irritating phrase I heard semi-regularly. “Can’t is won’t.” I probably don’t have to tell you how much I dreaded hearing those words. Not that I didn’t try hard or that I was … Continue reading

the one where i have an emotional breakdown

Things have been going really well. Too well, I guess. My runs have all been pretty positive and affirming. I’ve been keeping up with my speedwork and weekly mileage increases. I’ve felt strong and empowered. Sure, there were some occasional … Continue reading

frustration & fear

Warning. This is not going to be an upbeat post. I’m struggling and need to vent. I haven’t been running since Sunday. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t been active. I’ve fit in a power yoga session, and I spent … Continue reading

5-10K week 5 {6.14, 6.17, 6.19.2013}

Today marks one more week of running until I am shut down for 14 days. On the one hand, I’m excited that I’ll have made it through six of the nine weeks of the training program. On the other… I … Continue reading

5-10K: week 2, day 1 {5.17.2013}

For exactly 51% of today’s 20 minute tempo run, I HAD it. I was in a groove. My mind was empty. I was focused on my music and the sound of the wind. My pacing was right around the 10 … Continue reading

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