Today is National Truth Day, and because of that, I’m going to try to tell the truth with everything that comes out of my mouth today. I can be awfully blunt, so I just hope someone doesn’t ask me anything regarding their looks. I also really hope a guy doesn’t ask me if I miss him. A few weeks ago a guy asked me if I missed him on the 2nd day of talking to him. I didn’t. I never responded to his text and I think I dodged a bullet.
Anyways, since today is National Truth Day, I want to get really honest here and let you into my mind. There’s been one thing that is boiling over and that I’ve been dying to just blurt out to others than my closest friends and family.
I don’t want to run a half marathon.
There. I said it. I just don’t want to. The past few weeks have been really tough with my long runs, and I know that we all have bad runs here and there, but it’s more than that. My long runs I schedule for Saturday mornings, and while I have no issue whatsoever having lazy Friday nights in, I have begun to dread Saturdays.
Long runs now feel like a chore to me. I love my mid-week runs; HIIT, progression, sprints, easy runs, etc, but these long runs are just awful. I’d much rather be in the gym lifting weights and getting a short run in then running 7+ miles.
I love 4-6 mile runs, but I’ve found that anything higher is just not fun and hurts my body.
I’m extremely stubborn and in my mind I don’t want forgo the half (didn’t register yet so there’s no $ loss), but I’m also really stubborn in the fact that I could better transform my body and accomplish different goals by focusing on shorter runs and weights.
Gotta love indecisiveness.
Ya know what sounds more appealing to me? A bikini competition. The price tag on competing is not attractive, but having the challenge and internal competition of sticking to macros and strength training to transform my body honestly sounds way more fun than training for a half.
No idea what I’m going to do. All I know is that at this rate, I believe half marathon training is going to make me completely hate running, and I don’t want that. I never want to stop running or injure myself to the point of never being able to run again, so that’s a heavy bullet point in my list of pros and cons.
If training for a full/half made you begin to hate running, would you forego it for possibly a shorter distance so that you would fall back in love with the sport?