Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Battle in my Mind

I'm just about ready to head out on my traditional Sunday Morning Run. The run I so look forward to (except when it is freaking cold out). Just wanted to clear my head before I go out.

I have just been been exhausted this week and it affected my training plans. I hope next week is better. When stuff stops me from achieving my training gooals, I find myself fighting THOSE thoughts again. The ones that say I'm never going to be any good at this, so maybe I should just give up. How can I expect to go longer or faster if I can't even find the energy to do my planned workouts? Who am I kidding, I am *not* an athlete, much less a triathlete.

I need my run this morning if only to drive those thoughts out of my head!!

On a more positive note, I have been thinking about ShyTriGirl, Geek Girl, and Chad who were all doing Sprint TRIs this weekend - looking forward to race reports.

And....husband, son, & I are running a 5K next Sunday. It will be son's 5K debut! I hope this is the beginning of something for him.

UPDATE AFTER RUN: My run was supposed to be 70min. I ran a little far before turning around and it ended up taking a few minutes longer than planned. Somewhere on the way back, I heard my own voice say out loud "Don't give up, Lisa".

James 1:3-4 - For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything


  1. Keep after it! Don't let those thoughts you get to you - you are a "triathlete". I'm sure once your feet hit the road you found your athletic spirit!

    Thanks for all the encouragment.

  2. Don't you hate how negative thoughts can be so negative. Just remember that although you may not be a sports illustrated version of an athlete, but because you work at bettering yourself versus sitting on the couch - you are an athlete.