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.