Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Talking to myself, about myself

Did I tell you all I have started training for a 10K?!?

Well, yes I am!

I found a program like the C25K, it's a bridge type program from 5K to a 10K.

I am on week 3, so it is set up like this:

Warm up walk for 5 minutes

Run for 17 minutes, walk 1 minute.

Repeat for a total of 3 times.

Cool down 5 minute walk.

The running intervals increase throughout the 6 week program.

This was what my stats looked like last night!

So, last night when I was running, I was talking to myself the whole time. In my head of course! I maybe a sang a few song lyrics out loud...other than that I don't want others to think I am completely crazy! 

I have to give myself encouragement along the way with these longer runs. I tell myself things like. 

"Slow down, you have to maintain running longer distances!"
"You are completely fine, your breathing is totally under control, your legs feel great!"
"Don't panic! You feel good right now!" 
"You are just sweating, everything else is totally fine!" 
"The wind will be at your back in just a little bit"

Crazy? I don't think so, it keeps me going. I can get myself really anxious when running. When I start to panic my whole body starts to shut down and wants to stop. I need to do something to calm me down so I can keep going and not panic. 

My last 2 runs have been amazing! It is what keeps me running. 

Anyone else do some positive self talk when they are working out?


  1. I get on the eliptical and just talk myself in to staying on there longer.I think it really helps!

  2. Heck yes I talk to myself when I run or ride my bike! I'm thinking of trying C25K...my running has gone to shit lately... might be a good way to get back into it. Where is your 10K?

    1. I haven't signed up for a 10K yet, I am waiting to see if it only takes me 6 weeks to run one. It took me longer to get through the 5K program.

  3. Holly, I have never known you to not achieve what you set out to do once your mind is made up! You are doing fantastic and I know you will accomplish this goal as well! You go girl, I'm so proud of you and you look ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!!!
    Love you...Mom