humpday 5k, real talk: my runs have been a struggle, for weeks. i’m feeling sluggish 🐌 struggling to keep up, wanting walk breaks, sweating like... it won’t stop 💦 in the month after my ultra, i could not stop eating 🤐 hungry all the time, and my body needed a rest from running. i gained about 10lbs. i can see it and i can feel it and sure i’m still strong and can run, but i feel like i cant throw down hard paces or long runs like i was doing earlier this year. people talk about fitness ups and downs and the challenges of working through them, they are real. today it was all i could do to run one mile at a time, walk breaks in between each. i finished this 5k with the slowest pace avg i think i’ve run in about 18 months and i was stumbling because i was so exhausted. you see these smilely photos of me running, but i swear the last few weeks, nearly every run is a struggle just to keep up. all i could think is about how i’m glad i don’t have a fall race planned and i so don’t want to get back into training for my spring marathon. i do not feel like a marathoner, i do not feel like an ultrarunner. i know i am strong and have a good support system. i may need a break, but i know i’ll eventually get back on track. for everyone out there riding the struggle bus 🚌 with me, i’ll be sitting in the back for a while so come say hi when you hop on board 🦕
Check Yo Self. Yes, sometimes it’s you. But it’s okay. Just become aware of how you can stop any negativity and be more positive, happy, healthy. You can make big changes and see a big difference! Just be aware of how much you impact your life- both positive and negative.