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Baby Steps.....that's what it takes.....

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Thanks everyone for such kind thoughts and words.

I think I have started to wrap my mind around my problem...and it's not a busy schedule....the schedule just becomes the excuse.

I have post traumatic race disorder.....and that is an "official" diagnosis emoticon

Thinking about the half consumed me....I gave up every other type of exercise to train...so as to not injure anything....I tracked and planned and ran and ran and ran.....and then I raced. I raced OK, but I raced....now ----

No plan, no race, nothing to work towards......I have post race let down.

So - I have to find something - if even small to work towards.

Insanity does not seem to be what is calling me. I miss running....so - I found a small 5K this coming Saturday, and that is my first goal...I will run that.

I will do two training runs this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, and if feeling great on Thursday too....then take Friday off and race on Saturday.

That is my short term goal....long term.....don't know yet...but just have to go small....can't plan too far or make too many promises.

I do need to close my mouth - and the fact that the halloween candy is just about out of the house - this should be easier....

So - small goal - 5K this weekend, with what I hope will be a below 30 time.....I want to have an official sub 30 5K....

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    This exact thing happened to me. My first half was in May and its all I can do to do anything at all. I keep signing up for a 5 or 10k every month, but its like without having that goal of a half on my plate, I'm lost...

    I hope you can get back into the swing of things- it sounds like you have lots of cheerleaders :) Maybe Crunch would like to become a runner... I'm working on my Lucy (she's 5 and like a gazelle) and she's loving it! Did her first 10k at Halloween!

    Have a great day!!!
    3547 days ago
    I do 10 min exercise whatever it takes, every day. This keeps me up. And I race against the clock, my own limits.

    Do you know about "Galloway's book of running"? He writes about the 5 stages of a runner, so interesting, and so funny-true.
    3557 days ago
    I know what you mean! If I don't have something to work towards, I really struggle with my motivation. Another run and a time goal is great! Plus, I don't about where you are, but we pretty much have them all year round. And I'm on the snow side of WA. So finding a new one to reach that next time goal should be a great way to keep striving!
    3557 days ago
    You have a plan! Short term goals are SO important!
    3557 days ago
    Good goal. See how you feel and maybe you can find some other short races to keep the running bug alive.
    It is good the Halloween candy is almost gone...makes it much easier to stay on track.
    3558 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean... Right there with you, sister. We will pull thru and it will all work out in the end because it is for life... Take it as you may... Slow it down and then when you are ready, you'll be back how you want. You are doing great... We are allowed our high peaks and lower valleys!!! You've got this 5k!! Go Robyn!!!! Woohoo
    3558 days ago
    I know, getting that sub 30 5k is something I wanted so bad. You can do it, I KNOW you can.
    I've heard of the post half let down. I was a little worried it would happen to me but I think since I was already making a plan of what I wanted after the race it helped me to have something to focus on. My focus: run 3x a week & one of those will be a tempo run. My goal over the winter is to get faster. That will be 1 of my 2 focuses. The 2nd will be getting back into heavier ST, hoping to build muscle & burn fat.
    Get your thoughts together on what you want to get out of the next couple of months & you'll be right back in the game.
    3558 days ago
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