I wish I could say I rocked my 5K this past weekend.
Saturday was difficult, hot and sticky. Did I mention hot?
I feel too proud to blame it on being sick the Sunday-Wednesday before the race. But I do think that and the heat did factor in. My running partner was a champ though!
On a personal level, it was the worst 5K I’ve had in regards to time. Slower than my first one! And right after I finished, I felt so nauseated, which is unusual.
Do any of you ever feel like you have a mental hindrance when it comes to competing or exercising? I do. When I run the distance on my own, I CAN rock it (majority of the time.) But when I run a 5K race, I start thinking that it’s so long and I’m never going to finish. I set myself up for failure. I think it’s the pressure.
How do you overcome your mental blocks?
I’m smiling here but only because the run was over with.
Time to put this race in the history books and focus on Saturday’s!