I’m in a running slump.
I didn’t run yesterday although I did teach my spin class.
It was tough to get going this morning. It was more mental than physical, but after I got my little friend off the treadmill I went for it. She was lonely in there. I’m convinced the animals used to have hang out sessions in there. Ha.
Thank you to a new season of Parenthood just being released on DVD.
Does anyone know why that weird line happens when I try to take pictures?
Stepped on the side of the treadmill more times than I can count, but watched two episodes and made it to 11.11 miles to try to make myself feel lucky.
I posted on Instagram that I was in a running slump, and it turns out I’m not alone. There are a lot of runners out there in one too. It’s a pretty common thing. Unfortunately the timing isn’t ideal with The Kauai Marathon coming up next weekend with HumanX, but that’s just how things go sometimes.
There’s a good article from Competitor Running about how to break out of a running rut here.
It talks about how it happens to all athletes and to focus on rest and recovery. I’m giving myself a couple days and if things don’t get better I’m taking two days off like they suggest. Not really part of the plan, but at this point two rest days might be better than two running days. We’ll see.
It also talks about mentally resetting. I need that one big time. I wish it could just happen though, you know? Like there’s a switch we could just turn on to “reset”. That would be darn awesome.
Until that becomes a reality though, it helps me mentally to read about other athletes who have overcome slumps of their own. Check out this awesome mama Kara Goucher, who is making one heck of a comeback. I hoe she rocks that half marathon next month. It’s always nice to see that others have struggles too. It all comes with the territory.
Last night for the first time in like probably 8 years, STUFT Daddy and I did the Wednesday wine thing.
I never really have wine in the middle of the week and actually only have it like once a week on the weekends, but it was a good call last night.
I randomly combined an Emergen-C packet with some Vega Sport vanilla protein powder in ice water and blended it up this morning after my run.
It was a magnificent combination. I added a little too much ice, but it was like a raspberry cream protein drink.
I’m still on the whole pumpkin French Toast kick. Someone asked me if I use the whole Petit Loaf and if I eat the entire recipe.
My answers were “yes” and “yes”.
And yes, sometimes I add a little extra protein dark chocolate sauce with all my other usual toppings.
Oh and while I’m talking food, I should tell you that the whole popcorn thing might be making a comeback. We whipped out our air popper for the first time in awhile along with the best popcorn kernels ever.
I did the whole fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, Tapatio, garlic salt, nutritional yeast and spicy salt thing.
I forgot how delicious this combination is.
I’ve been in the moment with the boys a lot more lately and it’s been so darn awesome. Our afternoon today looked a little like this after our outdoor play time.
I saw this on Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series instagram today.
I really like it for so many reasons. It takes discipline to train, it also takes discipline to REST. And to make good decisions, to eat right, to do the right thing……
the list goes on and on.
I also forgot to tell you that they announced the headliner for Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon.
Wait, I just also noticed that there’s a costume contest for the race. What? I better get on that.
(If you want in on it too, use MAMAROCKSLA for $10 off and come dress up with me. Fun!)
I have so much more to say and tell you, but I’m going to bed instead. Discipline friends. Ha.
What kind of discipline is hardest for you?
Anyone else in a running slump?