Yesterday I run 10 miles and slept 10 hours! 😆
I’ve been in mental block for more than a week. I can’t work, I can’t focus, I can’t do anything productive. Every morning I tell myself that I should start working, but I just couldn’t. And then I feel guilty, I feel grumpy, I feel hating myself. Last evening, after another unproductive day, I had the urge to tackle the mental block by running. 😯 I am not sure if they’re related, I thought so. I map a new course on the google map for a 7 miles run. Scared and doubtful.
I put on my fav running shoes and the inspiring shirt
I haven’t run since the last 10K (that’s more than 10 days) which I didn’t enjoy much. I was afraid that I couldn’t finish the 7 miles goal because it’s long, it’s cold outside and it’s dark. But it was supposed to be hard so it could help me on tackling the mental block. So I went.
The first 3-4 miles was hard. It was uphill for 2 miles. I wanted to stop and walk. But if I walk… I’ll get cold, so I’d better keep running. I purposely chose a course away from home (inspired by Emily) so I could not quit. Just about mile 4, I arrived the mid-point which is my friend’s house. I didn’t enter to say hi. I passed it and continued. By then I was feeling energized. I didn’t feel cold, I didn’t feel pain; instead I felt light, I felt happy 😉 When I was 1 mile away from home, 8 miles was on the mark, but I felt I just entered into the zone. I could run more and I wanted to run more. So, I deviate the planned course a little bit and end up doing 10 miles in total. 😀
I felt so accomplished and also so amazed by how our body surprise us! 😀
then I slept 10 hours!!! 😯 It felt soooo good waking up at 8 AM 😉
I got a new toy: Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White from amazon. Why? Because I want eat more meals like squash tofu.
It can make white/brown/sushi rice and porridge.
love that the cord is hidden 😉
so many options!!!
can’t wait to play with it! 😀
Q: How do you tackle a mental block?