Fitness Friday: Emotional Week


This week was ROUGH. I experienced wanting to quit and questioning why I even bothered starting to run. A lot of this stemmed from having a cold. I felt sick, weak, and frustrated. I felt like I was losing progress. It certainly didn’t help that while I was running, I felt lightheaded and sleep-deprived. A mile was a struggle. I wanted to QUIT.

This was a really difficult thing for me to overcome. I’m the type who would rather not do something than fail at it. That is the WORST attitude to have, but I’m also extremely insecure, which contributes to that notion. Anyway, I pushed through it and the next couple days have been good runs. Since August 1st, I’ve run just over 30 miles. I know some people run that in a week, but I think that is decent for a little over a month, especially coupled with being sick for the last week and a half!

My sister is visiting for the next five days. Honestly, I’m a little nervous because we’ll be running together and I know she is WAY better than me! 🙂 I guess that isn’t what matters though. I just hope she doesn’t think I’m terrible at it!

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6 Responses to Fitness Friday: Emotional Week

  1. D says:

    Seriously, like she’s going to think you’re bad at it?! If anything, it will motivate you to do better. 🙂

  2. April Williams says:

    I’m so proud of you, running is hard! I have zero desire to ever take up running. I myself am a walker, I’m quite content with my 3 mile a day walk. Running 30 miles in one month is quite an accomplishment, do not downplay that!

    • MelissaC says:

      Thank you for the encouragement, April! I love to walk too. 🙂 I usually walk a mile after we are done running…makes for a good cool down!

  3. don’t give up melissa! seriously being able to be able to run a mile is an accomplishment in itself because of a lot of people cannot do that. i use to run too and need to start again but i have a feeling i’ll struggle too. don’t give up

    • MelissaC says:

      Thank you, Holly! I have to say, seeing my progress on the Nike+ app keeps me motivated to keep going. Maybe try something like that?

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