I am linking up with Marcia's Runfessions to get this stuff off my chest 💞
May has been challenging.
I trained pretty well in March and April and I was feeling pretty strong on shorter runs, but May has felt like a setback. I unintentionally hopped on the struggle bus and the driver won't stop to let me off. My legs just want to walk. I like to hit the button on my Garmin and go until I hit the desired mileage, but lately I find myself praying for a car to be coming when I cross a street, so I have a reason to stand still for a second! JUST a second...hahaha, a few times a second turned into 20 or 30 seconds, three or four times during a run 😜 I have no idea what is going on, but I am trying to nip it in theeeee budd.
I am still feeling super weak on hills! Some mornings I can barely make myself gooooo. I runfess, I had hoped once I got my blood pressure under control and adjusted to my meds I would be zooming uphill once again, but it just isn't feeling easier.
After a few months of solid training aren't you supposed to feel stronger?! I just feel weak...it is annoying.
My next half has 1230 feet of elevation again LOL 😏 I have no delusions of running a speedy half marathon next month.
My streak of obnoxious race photo is going strong this year.
This was from the Petersburg Half I wrote about in my last post. How do I always managed to be captured looking CRAY - cray!?
How about this beauty!? This was towards the end of a hilly half marathon I ran in February. I had a rough day, I was so over hills...I remember looking down, so I could not see the next one coming. The thought of any more uphill put me in overload! LOL I did not need this moment captured.
For the life of me, I can not take a decent race pic!
At my PR 10K in April I wasn't even in the pics. I also did not make the cut at Park to Park Half marathon...Argh...
At the Monument Ave 10K I was captured in heat misery...my decision to not wear a visor was killing me...terrible sun glare.
At least a photographer grabbed me at the finish line, but I still wasn't buying one, because every other pic looks like the one on the left! and marathonfoto is expensive. Maybe one day I will get an actual event pic that is good lol
And lastly, my motivation to get out and move this month had nothing to do with fitness goals. The desire to enjoy a few cake pops a week has been the driving motivation to get out and run.
What do you need to get off your chest this month?!
Keep on rocking!!