Last Monday I went for a normal morning run. Half a mile into it, I stopped for no apparent reason. I started up again after a minute or so. A quarter mile later, I stopped again.
"My head just isn't in it today, huh?" I thought to myself. I jogged another quarter mile back to my building, got a breakfast taco, showered, and went to work.
It wasn't even a good breakfast taco, either.
To some degree, I think I'm losing a little bit of a mental edge. I really need something to keep me going upstairs. I may have found it today, something of a new mantra. Will post later if it sticks and starts working.
As much as I'm having a hard time with consistently sticking to my training schedule, I'm doing just as bad, if not worse, when it comes to eating. I really need to lay off the sweets and stop picking the heavier, meat-oriented items at the cafeterias at work. And I need to eat a little less in general. Well, if I run as much as I should, maybe I don't need to eat that much less. I dunno. The point is I'm currently eating more than I need to, and not making the best choices. That needs to change.
I wound up doing brick training today (a bike ride followed immediately by a run). Haven't done that in a long time. Wound up feeling pretty good; maybe I should do that more often. Not a whole lot, mind you, but after my long rides on weekends, follow that up with a couple miles on foot. Think that'll re-establish a little bit of toughness, both in my legs and in the mental arena, in a "you're never done" kinda way.