Trying this this week - be positive and rank overall, then put the negatives that are always at the front of my mind in the morning in the comments...That's the right now feeling, but mood should reflect more than anxious, tired mornings.
Couple stressful work meetings today and tomorrow. Work is building up, going to be more and more difficult. Feeling money concerns and other nameless, faceless anxieties worrying at me...
Keep trying to focus on the positives. Anxiety is lurking lately, and I have a spot on my back that hurts and is making me nervous (but can't see it in mirror really to see if anything). And so tired... But those aren't positives, so keeping the 6.
I'm glad you have good weather and a long weekend coming up. I like the balanced approach to assessing how you are
Good days ahead
Probably should be a 6. I am too quick to select 5 when I post these in the morning and facing a long day of work. A 5 for right now, a 6 for overall.
Sometimes a break can be good for the body.. as is drinking everything is sight. As long as you know it is a short period and you go back to healthy after a while, I would say ENJOY!! It is hard to go back to normal, but you will soon!
Yep, I say enjoy your health & fitness days off every now & then. I'd think it'd be hard to stick with everything if you didn't. Hope you go even above a 6 today, Jeff!
Back up at 4:30. Ugh, that's too early! Blister is healing nicely finally. Work is going to be super busy...feel like I've been ignoring it for a few weeks. Now have to buckle down!
Glad you had a nice weekend, Jeff!
Nice! So glad you posted that. Hope you guys have fun!
Went to bar to have beer with my Thurs running group last night. The guys I used to run with who ditched me were there (as always). They didn't come over to say hello or congrats or anything about my 50. Ignored me completely.
It hurt, tbh. But f- them! They couldn't have run this race at that distance. I proved I don't need them (as running partners or 'friends'). Better off without that kind of high school drama in my life! Yes!
Glad you dealt with it so well Jeff! CONGRATS ON YOUR 50! :D Hope blister heals soon and you can get back to your running! Have a good day!!
Partly thanks to you Jeff I breezed through my first CouchTo5k week 2 run today. Keep going! Just because you used to run with a group it doesn't mean they were ever worthy of being looked up to.
Thanks, pandas! You're right, John...life's too short for that kind of drama. Glad you're doing your runs! It gets much easier, I promise. And more fun! :)
Go, Jeff! I'm so glad you are finally realizing this! BF are going to start running back & forth in our tiny yard because our road is too dangerous to run on. It's gonna be TOUGH for awhile! And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉
Well done x
So proud of you!! Welll done!!!!! You can req
That's amazing, you must be so proud of yourself! Enjoy the good feeling. :)
Wow! You are one strong Panda!
Thank you, pandas!
'I hurt so bad and feel amazing.' A lot of wisdom in that line. There is value in pain and suffering. Life is very much like an endurance marathon.
Jeff, if you weren't here running and talking about it, I wouldn't be taking my CouchTo5k Challenge anywhere near as seriously. You are an inspiration whether you realise it or not.
Well done Jeff 👏
Holy ***, 50 miles? Do people do that? Just wow, Jeff :) Happy to know a person like you.
Woohoo congrats Jeff!
Aw, you guys are awesome. Thank you! Pleasantly surprised to see I finished 24 out of over 60 people doing the 50 (most did the shorter distances). Feel so amazing!
And John, that is awesome! I know a lot of people who fell in love with running after the C25k app! Good for you! I started with 5ks and my next big race is a 100k!
My running shoes are for overpronation. I think I've been told I flattish feet before, but now I'm not sure and worried about possible injury. I find the overpronation shoes better than my normal ones so maybe, I don't know. I'll test myself soon...
I didn't know about overpronation and shoes made for that until today and bought them by accident years ago...
24th out of 60 is very impressive. Well done! I could never do that, running is not my thing, I'm more of a swimmer, so doubly impressed.
Well done!!!! How are your legs holding up?
OMG that's massive! Well done!
Hope the weather holds up too! Probably going to rain, but at least it won't be blazing hot!
https://youtu.be/kamXvqoL_JA one of my parents favourites for a new mantra
Good luck 👍😄
Cheering for you already! Hope it goes great
Hope you are having fun!! Have been thinking of you!!
Go for it!! Hope you have a lovely time. Keep us posted!!!
Sense of anxiety and dread sinking in. Weather looks sketchy - thunderstorms and humid. Trying to recognize anxiety for what it is and that it's not reality. Brain is the biggest impediment to success...and motivator, too, I guess.
Some anxiety is good, it keeps you alert. And think about all of us cheering you on!! And even if you don't finish, you started, that is the main thing!!! Checking the weather now is no use, it might change again in an hour...
Jeff, Jeff, boma ye!
Good luck! I'm sure it'll be a great time
Good luck to you in your race Jeff 😃
It is still a few days till Saturday.. maybe take it a bit easier on the legs till then? (Maybe that is a really bad idea, I am not a runner...)
Jeff, you'll absolutely smash it! (The race, not your legs)
It is going to be fun!! And a bit of nerves is always good, it keeps you alert
This Saturday? Wishing you all the best xoxo
Good luck! Sounds like you've been training really hard, hope it all pays off :)
Thanks, pandas! I'm really nervous and really excited. I hope my legs hold up! Maybe too much training. :/
Aii. That's what my trainer said as well; most people train too much! But I'm sure you will manage
She had a loving wife and two great kids. She saw how hard this was on family. I can't comprehend how she could do that.
And my poor friend who now has to live through this again. He is still deeply grieving. He can't be strong for them.
And they're several hours away, so I can't be there for him other than to watch his cats.
She and her husband were so nice to me... So sad to see what that family is going through now... ***e is so horrible for the loved ones. And they both had many devastated loved ones.
Comforting hugs Jeff. My heart goes out to you and your friend's family
Wow, it's amazing how the universe shows you what you need sometimes. Saw this on Twitter now about Wil Wheaton's depression http://wilwheaton.net/2018/05/my-name-is-wil-wheaton-i-live-with-chronic-depression-and-i-am-not-ashamed/
That is such awful news. My heart goes out to your friend and his family. I can't imagine having to cope with that
Thanks so much for sharing that article, Jeff. It was a great read. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend having to go through even more troubling news. Thinking of all of you. 💚
Thank you, pandas...
Oh no Jeff! I remember your post and the worries you've had about your neihhbour and you've been such a good friend! Wishing you strength
Thanks for sharing that article Jeff
My legs held up well yesterday, which is encouraging. I'm working on them hard, rolling them out. Took ibuprofen before the run, and that helped. Always do that on races... My big race is one week away! ARGH!
Good job, Jeff!
Hope you enjoyed your rainy run! It's tough going out but sometimes fun when it starts to thunder just when you need cooling off :)
You can do it Jeff! Just keep ur positivety up💪👌👌
I am sure you can do it! Just think of the fun you are going to have and how proud you feel if you do finish! We are proud of you for just thinking of doing it, so let alone finishing it!!
You'll do great!
Focus on enjoying the day. Sometimes I find letting go of my target time and just running at a 'comfortable' pace works. ('Comfortable' on race day tends to be 'f**king awesome' any other day from the adrenaline anyway!)
You will finish Jeff. You're awesome. You can do this. I'm cheering for you
You've got it! We'll all be here cheering you on from a distance
Would have been so much fun if weather was better. Bitter wind chill and snow for a while in end of April! Crazy.
Took today off to recover. Cleaning and laundry this morning. Picking dog up from kennel soon.
Could you come round here and do my cleaning and laundry this afternoon. I'll get the beers in for when you're done!
Ye snooze, ye lose, Jeff. I've just done the kitchen, beers are cancelled!
Ha! Thanks for the offer, John, but I think my afternoon is scheduled for snoozing without the boozing! ;)
Glad you had fun - and smart to take today off! Hope you got some rest xx
Glad that it was fun
Happy to see you had a good time, Jeff. I'm exhausted just reading about it!
Massages always make me feel brand new. Hope it helped!
How 're you doing ?