Trying to Put an End to the Self Doubt

The past couple of days I’ve been in a bit of a funk and a lot of the reason is because of all the negative garbage in my head.

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I’m doubting my ability to finish an ultra and I’m trying to put an end to that doubt.  I know I’ve trained.  I’ve tried to rest – not easy and not my normal!

The fact that I’ve started a 50 mile race not once but twice and still haven’t completed it isn’t helping my mindset.

But, this race isn’t a 50.  It is a timed race – since it is on 9/11 it is 9 hours 11 minutes (starting at noon and ending at 9:11 pm).  The fact that I’m hoping to run 50 miles (or more) in that time  is probably what has me all tied in knots!!!

There are lots of differences between this race and the 50 I’ve attempted in the past.  For starters, it is not on a rock road full of hills –

mile 33.5
mile 33.5

I won’t be running by myself in the middle of nowhere either!!!

This race is a small loop (0.67 miles) around a park – Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 8.59.59 PM

There will be other runners all day (there is a half and marathon besides the ultra) plus friends, family and volunteers all around the course!!!

The weather is looking awesome – high of 66 and partly cloudy!!  So much better than the 90 degree temps that we have had recently!!

Now, I just need to stop doubting myself and get out there and do what I love – Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 9.03.15 PM

What do you do to overcome self doubt?

Happy Wednesday!!!