Posts Tagged ‘mental’

Workout: 7 miles @ 7:37 pace.  Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.

Recap: Good grief…

Warm out there today at 77 degrees and 83% humidity. Awful conditions, and I felt them after mile 3. The first two miles were pretty comfortable. I thought I’d have another easy run. Then it got hard. I wanted to quit the whole time. Rather than try to silence the voice in my head that said, “Quit”, I embraced. Like being a pitcher at an unfriendly ball park, I just pictured the fans booing me the whole time and still doing my job. Only instead of fans, it was just me telling myself to give up and try again another day. I didn’t run for the last two days – partly to let the foot rest, and partially because I just didn’t get out there in time.

Every time I kept trying to declare the Texas summer over, it keeps coming back. I’m done this time. It can end when it wants to… hopefully soon. Off to watch Texas-Oklahoma. Hookem Horns!

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