Aaaaggggghhhhhhhh, another crappy run!! I was going to run down the Tan but because hubby got home from work late I changed my venue to Princes Park. I wanted to get home sooner so he could go to bed if he was tired. I much prefer to do my longer runs at the Tan over running laps at Princes Park. When I arrived at Princes Park and turned my Garmin on, it told me my battery was low. When it finally found the satelites it died not long after so that mean’t I could not run to time which is what I have been doing. Great start! I had planned to run for 55 minutes today so worked out if I was running my long run pace of 7m per km that would give me the approximate distance of 8km, so that is what I aimed for. I more or less struggled for the first 6km and had three drink stops and a stretch 😳 My self talk was really negative and I could hear myself saying, this is terrible, I am not going to be able to make the distance and omg, how long have I been running but once I hit the 6km mark, it completely turned around. I was then saying come on you can do it, only another 12-14 minutes to go, its only 2km 😆
There were so many people down at Princes Park today. The Sri Chinmoy event was on this morning but by the time I got down there it had more or less finished. I am still yet to do one of these events. The 8am start is not good for me but I am going to do one of these this year sometime, somehow. There were a few personal training groups, bike riders, walkers, Thai Chi and Yoga groups. The atmosphere was good though with everyone busily doing their execise and I think that did help a touch.
Now I think the reason my run was so crappy today was because of the state I am in at the moment. I am carrying way to much weight, I never drink enough water and yesterday I had the most disgraceful eating day ever. Apart from breakfast, everything else that I ate was crap!!! I actually went to bed with my stomach groaning and woke up that way as well. So today I am definitely back on the wagon, my body is my temple! Next week I am going to repeat that 8km and hopefully it will be better 🙂