This week I’ve been completely uninspired – uninspired about running, blogging…doing pretty much anything. With 2 and a half weeks to go before the marathon, it’s probably not the best state to be in.
I’ve blogged before about my tendency to self-sabotage, whether it’s going out drinking the night before a long run or eating a massive chilli pizza 2 days before, I don’t seem to be able to help myself.
It occurs to me looking at my life now that I’ve embarked on my biggest self-sabotage exercise yet. At the same time as training for my first marathon, the husband and I have embarked on a huge extension build that has turned our home into a filthy, undesirable place to be. Dust and dirt is exacerbating my asthma, and we’ve had no kitchen for 2 weeks so I’m trying to cook healthy meals in a microwave and will be doing so until after the marathon. What was I thinking!?
I do wonder if the front of my brain (I can do a marathon!) is in complete conflict with the back half of my brain (no I can’t, and I’ll make sure of it too!).
So, where do I go from here? I’ve taken a little break to nourish myself. I had a rest day yesterday and I’m going to do yoga today with only a very short run. Saturday will also be a rest day before I do one last longer run (about 15 miles) on Sunday.
After that, I’ll follow my taper plan for the last 2 weeks and eat completely cleanly. No booze, no pinching biscuits from the builders…my front and back brain are going to have to get used to the idea. I CAN DO THIS.