In my previous training update, I talked about the "rolling hills" of training, my struggles with iron deficiency and navigating the line between enough and too much. I'm happy to say that this last training stretch has been much improved in regards to energy, motivation and workout performance! Of course, I've had my share of down days as those will always be part of the process, but overall it's been a positive couple of weeks and I've been feeling MUCH more like my happy, goofy, "more miles more smiles" self !
One major thought I've been dwelling on lately is how every workout has a purpose and matters, despite whether it went phenomenally or poorly, was finished to completion or cut short. In the words of Chrissie Wellington: "Some sessions are stars and some sessions are stones, but in the end they are rocks and we build upon them." There are days when I'm feeling strong, fit and focused and nail my workouts, which serve to boost my confidence in that my hard work is paying off. There are also those days when I'm dragging and struggling and those sessions serve to strengthen my grit, perseverance and challenge the notion of "how bad do I want it?" And then there are my favorite days: those in which I'm carefree and happy. Those blissful moments are sweet reminders of the primary reason why I'm out there day after day: for the love of the sport.
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and endurance athlete residing in southwest Virginia alongside her husband and dog. Through this blog she aims to share favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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