Nobody likes to talk about their struggles. I promised when I started my website 3 1/2 years ago that I wanted to be completely candid and talk about both the good and bad and what I’ve learned through it all. It’s been cathartic at times– quite the journey upon reflection. There’s been so many highs and lows… mentally, physically, and emotionally… but as I say, the highs ALWAYS far outweigh the lows! So, I try to keep a positive attitude and keep this in mind.
The past 2 months I’ve had some lows. As my husband told me, I’ve been a “Debbie Downer”– for those who know me in person, it’s probably hard to even imagine me being anything but my cheery self! For the first time since 2010 (when I had my hip surgery/comeback), I haven’t written in my training log. My mind and body haven’t been focused on training. I’ve been going through the motions– some days only running a few miles, not doubling, or taking a day off. I realize now this has made me inconsistent and I’ve detrained. I haven’t felt good, and my right hamstring has gotten sore again. I’ve struggled getting back to doing hard workouts and pushing to full-intensity. [Read more...]