WTH?!

So after having a really good workout week before Thanksgiving, topped off by almost getting a PR in the Thanksgiving Day 5k, then followed by another really good week of workouts, I totally fell apart this week.  And I do not like it.

This is how I feel after just the warm up.

This is how I feel after just the warm up.

The spiral of doom: panic in thinking that all my hard work has been for nothing and it’s going to take me another few weeks to get back to the way I was feeling.  All the progress is gooonnnneeeee!  I know that it’s not, but seriously, it’s been a tough week.  I assume that everyone has a bad week thrown in there and I KNOW that my “hydration” and nutrition was waaaaay off over the weekend.  I definitely hydrated enough, let’s say that, but it certainly wasn’t with water. Or tea. Holiday parties plus an afternoon with just the hubby = booze, bad food = crappy workouts. It’s a pretty straight line from one to the next.

I’m trying not to psych myself out for the 5k this weekend, the one where I’d reeeaaaallllyyyy like to get a PR.  I say to myself, “Self, if 8 minute miles feel like crap when you had to hold yourself back the week before, how are you going to handle running (or trying to) 3 miles at 7-ish minute miles?” Then I reply, “Eh, it is what it is and I’ll just do my best.”  Ok, that’s totally not what I said, but I’m trying to convince myself that’s all that I need to do.  But in reality, it really IS what it is and all I can do is run my best. Let’s just hope I feel and perform better than I have this week! I actually made a playlist for the 5k and Work Bitch is on it.  That song reminds me that really, if you want it, you have to work for it, so get yo’ ass out there and WORK BITCH!

Three cheers for proper eating and hydrating with WATER plus a side of positive attitude!!

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2 thoughts on “WTH?!

  1. Great post!! While proper nutrition and hydration are VERY important, positive attitude is often times 98% of the battle. Positive thoughts…positive thoughts…positive thoughts 🙂

    • Thanks! I know that just one of the keys to achieving your goals is to keep going, no matter what. This week was much better, thankfully!!! Positive thoughts tend to bring us through pretty much any barrier we may set up for ourselves, bad nutrition/hydration being one of them.

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