May 2nd 2017

Today I’m disappointed and annoyed at my level of fitness. I’ve kind of fallen completely off the wagon that is my half-marathon training regime, and I didn’t really have one in the first place. I said at the start of the year that I wanted to run a 1hr45min half marathon, and my opportunity to do that is in eight weeks time, and I’m nowhere near fit enough.

I’ve kinda lost motivation a little bit. When I was on holiday last month I was so excited to wake up and run every morning because I was running along the beach and along the cliff-face, so there was a view to keep me going, but since I got back I’ve been… unenthused.

Hopefully, now I’m kicking myself up the arse about it, that will change. My blocker with running has never been physical, it’s always been mental – in fact, my brain blocks most of the things I want to do. I just need to get out and do the training. Just do it, it’s that simple.

Thinking about it… ‘Just Do It’ would make a great inspirational slogan for a sports clothing and accessories manufacturer. Someone should pitch that idea.

I’m not as fast as I should be, I’m not as fit as I should be, I’m not as motivated as I should be.

I’ve just found this blog from 18 months ago where I describe basically the exact mental block feeling that I’ve described in this post. And I’m just really disappointed in who I am as a person.

It’s really easy. Just Fucking Do It. (A slightly more r-rated slogan)

Until tomorrow, JFDI.


3 thoughts on “Fitness

  1. Everyone screws up. Most people won’t even consider doing a marathon, so the fact you have decided to take that on, shows huge motivation! I don’t want to sound cheesy or patronising, but you are probably far more fitter than you realise, and far more capable. It’s just that annoying noise in your brain trying to stress you out.


      1. I’m a perfectionist so I get it. You shouldn’t compare though (again not trying to sound patronising) because no matter how much others do, it will never affect you. Someone could be running everyday or once a month, it won’t make any difference to you. You just to keep pushing, accept that you’re human and even the people who seem like have they it all together – mess up. Some people just hide that fact though.


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