March 2nd, 2017

I’ve been feeling kinda off for the last few days. It’s mostly a mental thing, I think. My mental game is already pretty weak, and today during my run I felt like I smashed straight into an immovable wall, mentally at least. I can never decide if, in moments like this, it’s better to push through, or to take a few days off and re-gather my thoughts and whatnot. I’m kinda leaning towards the latter right now. I’ve been so focused on trying to hit a certain number of miles each week, working towards one of my goals for the year, and I think all this worrying about numbers has made running a lot less fun for me.

Meh, I guess I’ll wait and see how I feel tomorrow, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up taking a little break, and maybe focus a little more on some yoga. I’ve really been feeling the whole yoga thing for a while now, so I think that’ll be nice. Plus my quads have been super tight and my legs haven’t been all too happy in general (which definitely hasn’t helped the mental aspect of my running), so I’m sure some extra yoga will do them some good! 🙂

Anyway, I made it through three miles today before I called it quits. Not gonna lie though, after the first two I ended up back on my porch, sitting with my head in my hands, contemplating why I even bother. Eventually I got back up and did one more though, but I feel like I spend a lot of time hating running, or wanting to quit, or wondering why I even bother like I was today. I guess that’s kinda part of my weak mental game. Obviously something I need to work on, but I also think that’s another reason why I need to take a short break from running.

Processed with Rookie Cam

This little guy squeezed under his fence just to bark at me while I ran past today. Luckily he never actually left his yard though. 🙂

So on a completely unrelated topic, Luke and I are starting our garden tomorrow! We’re going to be doing a bunch of tilling, which is my least favorite part of gardening, but it obviously needs done. Then I think we’re going to build a potato box (and hopefully obtain potato plants/seeds, because we currently don’t have any). And we may plant some broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, onions, and lettuce. I’m going to have to check the weather though, it’s been warm enough in the middle of the day, but the past few morning’s we’ve had a little bit of frost, so actually putting seeds into the ground may still have to wait a few more days. Either way, I’m super excited to get the garden started again. I very much enjoy growing our own food. 🙂

Anyway, since Luke is off of work tomorrow and I don’t exactly plan on running, we’re probably going to stay up late playing our new DS games (Story of Seasons 2. It’s a farming RPG. Gotta get pumped for our garden projects somehow 😉 ). It’s gonna be a good time. 🙂

Happy Friday Eve!

~Ashley

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2 thoughts on “March 2nd, 2017

  1. Tammi Lewis

    Hey…maybe it’s the whole numbers thing that has you down. It’s like losing weight if you focus on a number it seems to make the journey less enjoyable rather than focusing on feeling better, you know less pressure and any weight loss is a bonus. Maybe focus less on the number of miles and just enjoy the view and running will be fun again, the miles will come…bonus 😁 when I was able to run that’s what I had to do.

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