Training for My #5Kfor40 {In the Gym}

Training for #5Kfor40 {Living Outside the Stacks}

All day long I was looking forward to getting out on the track and running. Even when the storms moved in, I prayed that it would clear up before it was time for my training group to meet. It did and I was glad.

Until I actually hit the track. It was an awful run day. I know everyone has them but I wasn’t expecting it because of my level of excitement. I did the warm up run and stretching exercises, then about 10 minutes into the run I felt a little queasy so I started walking. I tried slogging {slow jogging} but that only made me feel even more nauseous. So I called it a day and went home.

I felt like an absolute failure. All the way home, I kept thinking about how I quit and how I should’ve pushed my way through. The other ladies didn’t quit. I know that’s not fair to me. I’m not competing against them; I’m running with them and competing against myself.

Tomorrow is another day and an another opportunity to succeed.

How do you deal when you feel your groove slipping?

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  • Reggie

    Sometimes we all need to have a little conversation with ourselves. We’re all strong…..we just need to remind ourselves of that fact.

    • DaenelT

      Yep, I’ve found over the past few months that I’m much stronger and much more resilient than I thought.

  • Rae

    Everyone has bad days and on this particular day, you just happened to have a bad one. There are going to be times where things are beyond your control and this is a good example. If you were feeling nauseous, then there is no way that you should have kept going. Who knows what could have been the result if you would have. And tomorrow will be better. You’ll feel better and you’ll do better.

    • DaenelT

      Thank you for the words of encouragement. I really felt bad for quitting. But you’re right, the body knows.

  • LisaBrownDesign

    Oh no… you got it all wrong. You just listened to your body – always a good thing! I’m all for working out, but sometimes our bodies just need a lighter day for any number of reasons. You body told you that’s what it needed, and you listened to it. :)

    • DaenelT

      Thank you, Lisa. I appreciate you all encouraging me. I have to remember that my body knows best.

  • Kelly TheWellReadRedhead

    Ugh, bad training days are so hard. And especially hard when you compare yourself to others. I think the most important thing is getting yourself back out there as soon as you can…because a bad day can be such a de-motivator. I agree with Alma too, a new running setting or a reward after your next train can be a real help. GL!!

    • DaenelT

      They are so hard! I think remembering what I did well and focusing on staying healthy helps. Also going to check out new running gear.

  • Alma Pacheco

    Competing against yourself is always the hardest because you are left with those demons in your head. The motivation is hard to find. I usually do something to break my routine or head to the beach… it usually gets my mojo back.
    Now following you on IG… I have a friend who deals with the same issues, she is a runner unlike me. Her name is Greta , her site is “gfunkified”.

    • DaenelT

      Oh thank you, I’ll check her out. I’m on the hunt for more runners to follow. I like seeing what others are doing and getting training tips.

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