Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Attitude is everything

It's funny that time never seems to go slow until you really want something to happen. For example, the last 8 months of training have passed in almost a blink of an eye. I couldn't tell you why it happened so quickly - it just did. To the contrary, I'd give anything for these last 3 weeks to pass just as quickly...

This is the last tough week before I start tapering for the Leanhorse 100. I have to say though, my attitude (toward running) sucks right now. Aside from the 10 extra pounds of water I have to carry for each run, I'm blowing through electrolytes, GU and every other nutritional supplement I own just trying to eek out the most mileage I possibly can  each day. I really thought I become better friends with our new treadmill but it just goes to show how much I actually hate treadmills...I'd rather endure 85F for 4 hours than spend any amount of time on the treadmill.

If that weren't bad enough, the mosquitoes have come out lately.

"I say, what is that cologne you're wearing?"

"Why, it's sweat, stink and deet - by T. Diddy"

As you can see, this culmination of factors has just brought about a crappy running attitude lately. This morning, I literally almost stopped and turned around after running about 500 yards. In my head, I just didn't want to do it.

But I did.


I'm trying to figure out if I'm just tired of running - tired of getting up at 4 am - tired of preparing - tired of being tired....

Well, I think that kind of says it all...

I'm just tired. Tired of waiting. Let's git'er done already.

3 more weeks to Leanhorse 100. Let's hope my attitude improves.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you barking...the last block of training is always the toughest. Dig deep, see you in 17 days for the race!

    "I run to see who has the most guts"
    Steve Prefontaine