I just finished reading a great book called Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. There have been a couple of marathons and ultras, too, when I could have used some of the reminders covered in this book like not to dwell on negative thoughts. Don't give up during a tough mile or during the hot days of summer that we're dealing with now! I'd like to learn to be more gritty, but how do I do that?
4 Reasons That You Don't Persevere When the Going Gets Tough
- You don't think you can succeed.
- You don't think it's important.
- You don't think it's worth it.
- You're bored.
- Cultivate your interests.
- Develop a habit of challenging practice.
- Connect your work to a purpose beyond yourself.
- Keep hoping even when all seems lost.
|I Spied a Turtle Today - My 10th Mile|
Sunday: Fit RV Bootcamp Video: Challenge #5 Plank Rainbows & Challenges 1-4, 30 min. bike ride, 5 mile run. All completed by 7 am. After workout: Banana Oat Waffles for a twist on the usual oatmeal in a bowl!
Monday: 18 mile run at 5am; 45 minutes before run: cold (because it's hot outside!) oatmeal with coffee, banana and almond butter mixed in, During run: GU electrolyte tab, Justin's vanilla almond butter and chopped dates; The last mile was my fastest mile!
Tuesday: 30 min. bike ride
Wednesday: 5 mile run at 4am, Get Stronger to Run Faster Body Weight WO part 1
Thursday: 7 mile progession run at 4am
Friday: 5 mile run at 4am
Saturday: Get Stronger to Run Faster Body Weight WO part 2 and
10 mile run (after 2 mile w/u, 1/2 mile repeats at hard/easy effort)
Today's 10 miler was hard, but I liked the workout. Knowing that I was finishing up a high mileage week encouraged me (I'm running my 48th, 49th, 50th mile thoughts ran through my head) while the sweat dripped down my face. Also, the hard/easy effort run gave me a break every half mile. I was able to push myself during the hard effort segments because I knew that I'd be able to run easy when I finished.
Running Miles: 50
Bike: 1 hour
Strength Training Sessions: 3
Favorite Links of the Week
Erin Dawson-Chalat Aims to Break 3:00 in the Marathon 55 year old doctor works 90 hours and runs 60-70 miles a week!
Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure