Instead of a fine return to form, last week turned into another lay off from running. The Marathon Mountain was too big for me. What am I going to do about it? How will I get back into it? Let’s review. [Read more…]
Last week was deliberately quiet. Sometimes, avoiding burnout means taking a break. How did I do the week before, how did I manage on my week off and what’s the plan for next week? Let’s review!
Last week, I was really pleased with my progress. This week, I’m even more pleased! My running feels like it is moving into another plane and I’m bursting at the seems to share it with you all! So, let’s review!
Getting my running mojo back
These last few months, my running’s been in trouble. (Check out here and here. Oh, and here and here and here). I’m going to discuss how my fears, procrastination and the need for control led me to self-sabotage. This hard-to-learn bit of self-knowledge has been helpful. I’m learning to get out of my own way and get my running mojo back.
It’s the time of the week where we compare planned with actual. Last week’s plan was:
- Run a 10-15k on the weekend
- Run on Sat & Sun
- Run three times during the week
- Run before work
How did I do?
In which I know it’s really a Tuesday when I post this…
My 7 days, 7 run challenge is over. How’d I do? Let’s review!
In which I give up on my old plan…and come up with a new plan.
That time of the week again: reviewing my planned against my actual. Yet again, I’ve not lived unto my plan. Happily, this was only partly down to my recurring lack of motivation. I actually got really, really busy doing fun stuff this week and lost out on my running time.
However, I’ve also had a long hard luck at my planning and decided it’s time to change tack.
Plan of the Week for Monday 23rd June 2014
Another week over! Time flies.
Sadly, my ankle continued to give me trouble this week. As I wrote previously, having patience is a key part of injury recovery. This means I’m not too disappointed with my performance.
Let’s talk about this week.
Oh how optimistic I was last week. After finally working my way through a motivational slump, I sprang back into my running and with a renewed optimism. Thanks to an injury, my plan got shot to hell.
My last post talks about my frustrations. So, let’s review last week and plan the next.
Why a runner recovering from illness or injury needs patience
I’ve not been able to run at all this week. This is extremely annoying. After slogging my way thorough the valley-of-not-being-arsed to run, I finally regained my mojo. And immediately get injured and have to force-stop myself from running.
Necessary because the key to getting back into my running is not to run. Let’s explore why patience is the key to recovery from illness or injury.