Pre-race Paranoia

With just under 40 days until race day the pre-race paranoia has begun much earlier than usual. Why? Who knows. Maybe the lack of outdoor training. Maybe the constant illness. Maybe the new job meaning less running. Or now maybe the fact that my right foot was not happy during my run last Saturday! Out of no where the outside of my foot decided it was going to hurt. No warning, nothing!

I think these things happen to mess with my head. I got home and the pain had subsided after a short time during my run but shoes off, waling around it quickly returned. On Sunday I told Matt I considered a trip to the sport doc. Me, who never goes in is ready to call it after 24 hours! Not sure if it is the fact that I am 5 1/2 week out or the fact that this is the location of an old stress fracture (that took months, okay almost a year to heal). Any ways I decided against rushing in for no reason and here I sit swimming in my paranoid thoughts!
everyone else is insane actually

Whoever thought running wasn't a mental sport has never met an endurance athlete! Please tell me I am not alone in my craziness! Deep breath, I can get through this! Even though my foot is feeling better (and I ran Tuesday) I still have that nasty thought in the back of my head. Sorry for the crazy, runner talk...I think I just needed to vent to others who for sure would understand!


  1. I don't think there was ever a more true statement! Venting is good. Did it help?

  2. I think you're perfectly normal. I definitely "think" myself into a frenzy before a race.

  3. It's super common, I think you're totally normal :) Venting is good for this!


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