It's rough to have a goal for a training run and not make it. I've certainly had my share of off days, but usually it was kind of a one off and I bounced back pretty quickly. However, in my post last Thursday, I discussed how I'd been repeatedly hitting a wall around 4 miles into my runs. That really put a damper on runs that I planned to be 6 or more miles. Consequently, I noticed my motivation dropping rapidly when it came to running so I knew I had to change up my plan
Last week, I posted about building a new morning routine. In contrast to previous attempts I had made at the endeavor of crafting an effective way to regularly start the day, one of the things I focused on was portability. The new routine is still a work in progress, but as of now, all it requires is my journal, a pen, and a few minutes. I can't count how many people I've seen and heard extol the benefits to daily journaling and I definitely see the positive effects of it.
Hitting the proverbial wall when running is never a fun thing. Quite the opposite of that, in fact. I'm not entirely sure why, but lately I've been running headlong into a wall right around the 4 or 5 mile mark of most of my long runs. Needless to say, it's been a frustrating process trying to figure out how to get around this. I've had this happen on longer runs where around mile 10 I'd start feeling like I'm slowing down, but the past three or four times that I've gone o
Last week, I began experimenting with a new morning routine. Some of you may recall earlier Run and Drum posts that were kind of precursors to this idea, like the one about how much more productive I felt after making my bed or getting up early to get a workout in and get the day started, but I've taken a slightly different tack with this new one. The past couple years have seen me take different approaches to mornings depending on what I needed to do that day and where I ha