Just hanging out in a side plank. I wasn't sure if this run was going to happen, due to a stomach bug that came on a few hours after my run last night. I started feeling better around noon today though, and felt ok on this slow run. 🤢🤢🤢🤢 •
I was listening to @lindseyhein626 and her recent bonus podcast with @sarahall3 (recent winner of CIM) during this run. Sara was talking about how she drove the course before the race and realized it wasn't going to be as easy as she had thought. She had to adjust her goals/expectations and find different things to look forward to (because it was not a gentle downhill the whole way like she had thought). •
This made me reflect upon all of the times I wanted to give up in a race, but was able to adjust my goals and still finish strong. I've had races where I've had to physically stop and walk due to muscle cramps and shooting pain. But, I've only had one race that I totally quit because I mentally was not strong enough. It still haunts me today that I just gave up because my pace wasn't where I wanted it to be. Luckily I've grown much stronger mentally since then. •
Have any of you mentally checked out of a race? I know this really feels awful. When it happened to me, I wished I had quit due to an injury or sickness, but really just wasn't strong enough in my mental game that day!
Huge thanks to @sofarnyc for having me last night. The crowd was amazing, and if you ever have a chance to catch a Sofar show in your city, make sure you do it! This song is #RunAway from my new EP. Check it out. #sofar#sofarsounds#sofarnyc