The weekend bike ride reminded me how good it is to move my body. Found some time to hit the pavement today. Though I did feel like throwing up half way through the run, the miles are clocked. #smallvictories#myrunningface
#myrunningface Today I managed to complete a: 56 minute mat pilates session, a 18 minute bun and thigh focused pilates session and this run that I only hated 3/4 of the time. I think I need new running shoes.
This weekend has taught me a lot about what I am capable of, despite it being one of the darkest weeks I've had in a long while. On Thursday I had a telephone consultation with a trainee therapist to assess my needs for ongoing therapy. The conversation was somewhat deeper and more "involved" with my history and requiring a somewhat detailed explanation of what's occurred for me these past few years. Needless to say it brought back some painful memories, triggered some paranoia, made me doubt my memory even at times. That being said, when Saturday morning came around and a reminder popped up on my phone about Greenwich 10k I was less than thrilled at the prospect. I knew, however, that not even trying to attempt the run would leave me lower than I was already, so I decided to lace up. The wait for the run was by far the worst. The rain was ICY, and I stood shivering for what felt like years. The run itself wasn't actually any more enjoyable either. My earphones broke, I needed the loo halfway round, the rain did.not.stop. and OMG those hills in Greenwich park... BUT, for every "I need to stop" thought I had, I had a "I must keep going, to prove it to myself" thought. And that, my friends, is why Greenwich 10k is up there in my top 5 runs to date. I PB'd, sure, but that wasn't even the best bit. The best bit was that I proved to myself out in the rain that I may have a million negative thoughts but they will never, ever, stop me achieving what I set out to achieve. I wrote a blog a few weeks back on how running is just bloody incredible for our mental health in building resiliency and self-esteem and this weekend has reinforced the truth in that blog completely. I'll pop the link in my bio for a few days. All my love and best wishes for the week ahead, listen to your positive voice, not the negative one. The negative one doesn't know SHIT. - - - - #resiliency#runningintherain#rainyrun#rainrunning#grimrun#greenwich10k#runthroughuk @runthroughuk
If you run a half-marathon and don't post it on social media did it really even happen? / Before, during and after of my first half. Finished, beat my goal, and very grateful for everything that went into this including all the motivation from @mollycassidy who I couldn't have done this without. Now to find some ice for my ankle.... / #halfmarathon#rnraz#runmindful#runforrecovery#oldgrad#nonreghaircut#myrunningface