Marathon Training: Week 4

This week ended up being not so good. It started out strong and ended with a whimper. See what had happened was… I worked out too much. I mean that I started to lift, like I said I wanted to last week, but I ended up so sore that I could barely walk and extend my arms. It was upsetting because I felt I had been going so strong in the beginning but it was derailed. After that I felt defeated and may have enjoyed a treat or two on the weekend. I know this doesn’t sound like a good update but I think there is meaning in my failure.

What I’m trying to say is that even though I didn’t hit my goal this week, it’s not the end. I’m not going to give up because I know that I can push myself. failure doesn’t mean the end, It’s just another try at success. If I can endure and press on through the difficulties I can achieve what I set my mind to.

There will be setbacks in everything but there is always a lesson to be learned. This week I learned to not go too hard on my strength days so that way I will be good to go on my runs.

I had planned to not skip a single workout this training session but I unfortunately was not able to do that in fear of injuring myself any further. A bigger injury would’ve been worse than not taking the extra days off to recover. I’m glad I was able to recover because I know this week I will be going extra hard to make sure that I come out successful.

Not every workout will feel the same, and not every week will be great. The trick is not to allow failure to derail all your progress. It would be easy to get into a slump and allow this bad week to stop me from trying. the more difficult road would be to start again. Taking the road less traveled may end up leading you to greater success in the future.

I’m excited to train this week even though I may also feel like a part of my progress has been slowed. I want to get better. I can’t allow the inner voices of failure succeed. In the words of Rocky Balboa, ” It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Thats how winning is done.

Thats some inspiration ill keep in my head this week as I run. Anyways hope you enjoyed the blog! God bless and Keep training!

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