When I am working on a project or goal I tend to not slow down. So when I signed up for a half marathon and came up with my training schedule, I was determined to stick to making the long runs happen every week. I was committed to adding time/distance to those weekly runs and to gaining comptence with running longer distances. I like having a plan, and I tend to get upset when things don't go according to plan.
When I fell on New Year's Day, I ended up with some pretty bruises on my knee and foot. I let myself miss one running day, mostly because there was no way I could get my shoes on. Well one day continued to turn into the next day, because the swelling wasn't going down and the pain wasn't really decreasing. Needless to say I have been very frustrated about not being able to run and Adam has gotten to see some dramatic meltdowns.
Adam has been helping me a lot with seeing how it is still going to be okay. How running on a hurt leg is not going to help my training and how taking it easy might be my practice right now.
So instead of running, doing yoga, or going to work I have gotten to read, watch some TV, sleep and paint.
I still feel this huge fear that I am not doing enough to meet my goals and come the day of the race I won't be able to finish. Then I remind myself I am not going to run a half marathon, I am going to spend time with Ashley.
Question to consider: What boulder is in your path right now?