Skip to content

Runner’s Block

November 10, 2010

Despite the number of runs I’ve been going on lately I’ve been having major runner’s block.  As in I’ve been struggling.  A lot.  Take today for example.  I had a simple 3-miler in mind and the weather was working to my advantage with semi-warm morning temps and a shining sun.  Gorgeous weather aside, I struggled the entire 1.5 miles out and pretty much walked the second 1.5 miles back.

Zero energy.  Zero motivation.  Zero fun.

I’ve decided to take today and tomorrow off from running and see how I feel on Friday.  Maybe I need a much longer running break, but we’ll see.

For now let’s focus on happier things.  Like, say, food.

VOO’s are back this week.

Topped with pumpkin butter, Justin’s Choco Hazlenut and unpictured 1/2 a banana (trust me, it wasn’t pretty).

Pizza leftovers are the best.

These 3 slices of Boulder Pizza from The Med fueled me through what was actually a good 4-mile run after I got home from school.  I felt sluggish and tired for the first mile so I kept a slow pace but then sped up and finished mile 4 at a 8:50 pace.

Okay, maybe I need to stop complaining about bad runs.

Snack was necessary upon return.

This amount of cashews, almonds and dates 2x.

Then I got to work prepping dinner in an attempt to get picture before the sun set.  Notice the progression of darkness in these pictures.

Now mix these ingredients together in your mind and picture the outcome.  Or check out the pictures of the original recipe or my pictures from last time.

Sadly I’m bad a halfing recipes and Angela’s High Protein Mashed Potatoes turned out wayyy too garlicky.  Oops.

Luckily there was more to dinner than mashed potatoes.

Notice anything wrong with those green beans?

How about now?

How about that I forgot to cut them into bite sized pieces.  Where is my brain?  Maybe the beans would have cooked all the way if they’d been in smaller pieces.  I kept them in the oven half an hour longer than the recipe told me to and they were still slightly crunchy!  Good thing I tested the recipe out before Thanksgiving, huh?

Bite-sized pieces and crunch aside this dish was good.  Like Campbell’s recipe good except it was made with REAL food and I felt 20x better eating it.

Sidenote:

You will no longer be seeing this product on this blog.

Although if you’re willing to pay $4 and be fizzed all over and have your hands stained with yellow I totally recommend this mango flavor.

Okay, you will be seeing it one more time but only because I only drank half and I have to finish the rest at some point!

Sidenote #2:

Yesterday it was 70*, this morning it was sunny and I was running in a t-shirt, this afternoon it snowed.  Colorado, you are crazy!

How’s the weather where you are?

Advertisements
4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2010 10:17 AM

    The weather has been bizarro recently! And my body isn’t at all used to the cold yet. Like you, i’ve been having issues with my runs. I’m just not feelin’ it lately….but luckily, I’ve been loving my spinning classes at the gym because it’s such a refreshing change of pace from running. Maybe you might want to try out some other form of cross-training until you feel the running urge again?

  2. November 10, 2010 11:06 AM

    I have totally had a major running block lately too – I haven’t written about it, but just know you’re not alone!

  3. November 10, 2010 5:03 PM

    I was in Denver yesterday and witnessed the snow. Loved it!

  4. Ayla permalink
    November 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    I’ve been having major running block for the past 3 months. It sucks. A lot. I’m really trying to get past it because I love running!

    The weather here has been sunny but kind of cold. I’m not complaining though because at least it’s SUNNY.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: