Anxiety

Have you ever felt so passionate about something, your afraid to go after it, fearing it won’t work out?  I mean after all everything worth having is worth working hard for, right!?

Yeah, that’s exactly how I feel about running long distances right now. 

*Side note, I consider anything over 5 miles a long distance.

I think Bam senses my anxiety about this, because he is campaigning really hard for my Mizuno’s.

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He told me they fit him and everything. 

Nice try buddy.

Lately I’ve been running 5K’s because it’s my “safe” distance because I know it’s below my arch pain threshold. 

I don’t consider myself injured since it doesn’t hurt at all until I start to increase my mileage.  Around the 5 to 8 mile mark is when it tends to kick in.

I think it’s a balance between strength training, building up slowly, training for a race all while making sure I’m not overdoing.  Gosh, it can be challenging.  It makes me feel like running is not as simple as it used to be, but it’s not enough to make me want to stop running.  Muhahahaha

So tomorrow I’m going to grab that bull by the horns and run more than 3.10 miles. 

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I’m really hoping to do 4 or 5 miles, so we’ll see how I do.

I mean, how in the heck will I ever add to my wind chime collection!?

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Sometimes we all just need a little encouragement, especially when we’re doubting our abilities.

I think of what my grandma Lucille has always told me “you can do anything you set your mind to.”  And I believe it!

So here’s a little encouragement for you!

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It might take a little longer than it used to.  I might hit pot holes in the road or experience setbacks, but I am determined to get to where I am going.  And that my friends means I will run my 4th half marathon!

Don’t leave me hanging!

Have you experienced an injury?  Maybe another type of setback? 

Tell me something you were recently anxious over.  How did you overcome it?

What distance do you consider a long distance run?

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0 Comments on “Anxiety

  1. I have faith you can totally do it !! & my runner friend told me if you need to walk some of it out then by golly do it 🙂

  2. Aw honey! You can do it! And think how awesome it’s going to feel when you do. Im starting to have anxiety about my next half on 2/9. I’m so scared I’m going to have the same GI problems as my first. Oh and I consider anything over 6 miles a long run

  3. A couple of months ago I had ITBS.. It was actually something that had been building for a while, but I kept running on it. It got to the point where it was so bad I couldn’t walk!! Needless to say I had to take some time off- I’m now back and working on a plan to train smarter to avoid injuries!

  4. I was injured this spring and summer and have yet to run a half marathon since then… but I have two coming up this spring! So, hopefully I can kick my butt into gear and get over my anxiety and do long training runs for them!

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