With less than 2 weeks to go, I think it is safe to say my mind has well and truly had enough, and my body isn’t far behind!
Today I have done a 3 mile run. And every mile was a bore. The mile markers didn’t come quick enough, the zombies didn’t spark my interest (kill me now, zoms, I don’t care any more. New Canton can burn. I don’t mean that, please forgive me!)
It is all just tedious!
Thankfully, there are less than 2 weeks to go. Thankfully, I vaguely recall a similar feeling as the London Moonwalk drew close, and walking distances had become dull and lifeless.
And fortunately it is Taper Time, and I can shift things about anyway. Killer circuits on Wednesday, Fun Zumba on Friday. I know it is just a mental block. I know it will pass and come the marathon I will be surrounded by thousands who have had similar thoughts and feelings in the run up. After all, my training started in October. It’s a long time to be fitting in runs when prior to October I never ran!
And I guess the point of a marathon is that it is a challenge! It’s not a weekend jolly! It’s not a stroll down the canal, or a day of shopping in the city! It is a challenge. To body, mind and spirit.
I sit here moaning and grumbling, but then I also sit here having run a fair distance this morning. I got up, I got my running gear on, and I got going.
It’s all good!
I just look forward to running being a little more fun, once more!