I couldn’t get myself out of bed this morning. I just didn’t feel like getting up and running. Looking back, I’m not real happy with that decision, because it’s supposed to be 104 this afternoon. I tried to think about why I was dreading getting up, and I think I’m having a hard time with running not coming very easily to me. I hear so many people say that they can just run and run and run. After just a month of running, they’re already able to go several miles without stopping. I’ve been training for several months now, and I still can barely hit a mile. I’m not sure if it’s my form, nutrition, or if it’s all mental. I hate the people who tell me it’s all in my head. I want to run. So if it’s in my head, what’s keeping me from running?
I did do aqua aerobics yesterday. It was interesting. I felt like the most fit person there (besides the instructor). Not sure how much of a challenge it was, and I’m not sure I really did enough of a workout. I swam a few laps afterwards, and that was nice. It’s nice to be back in the pool, and feel that swim come so naturally to me (not like running, grrrr!)
I have the next couple days off. I’m looking forward to some non-running days. Is this bad? I’m 5 months away from the 1/2 marathon and I’m already struggling. I just keep hoping I’m on the verge of a breakthrough.