Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The girls have this week off. The school year here is trimestral with a week off between terms. I came back from my run this morning to find them still sleeping (and they are still sleeping, even now after my breakfast and coffee). I am tempted to shower and crawl in with them. But I have things to do and this is their holiday not mine. Soon enough they will be stomping down the stairs looking for breakfast.
Yesterday I was reading about positive visualization for race preparation. I believe in the power of the mind and I have no doubt about the benefit of this kind of thing. But strangely, the dream I was having when I woke up this morning was like a negative visualization. I was at a half marathon, but I hadn't had breakfast and I didn't even have the chip on my shoe. I was trying to quickly drink some water and find my chip when the race started.... I felt so stressed out and then thankfully I woke up (to go for a run). I guess I'm a little worried about this upcoming half-marathon. And while I visualize doing well and feeling strong during the day, during the night my brain is working out the part about feeling like a loser.
I'm tired and I'm looking forward to a couple of days at the beach with no running. I think my brain and my legs need a bit of a recharge.