Last year I hit some serious roadblocks with my motivation, poor eating habits, and constant sadness. I don't feel at all like I hit those roadblocks this year. Know one probably realizes how much of a hard time I had last year. I struggled big time with feeling sad and depressed. Some days I didn't even have the will power to get out of my pajamas. I was quite nervous leading up to the race. I knew I would finish. I ended up finishing stronger than I thought and had my eyes open to a whole new world of motivation. My outlook on life was altered after that race.
Fast forward to this year--Wow. I'm a different person. I have zero desire to eat nasty crap. I workout at the gym with my super handsome husband 5 days a week and I feel so strong on my endurance runs. I'm peaking at the right time. Most important of all, I'm not sad anymore. I feel great.
I have noticed a definite increase in my hunger though. I am always STARVING. I felt the same way last year during the monster month but the difference is that I am turning to whole grains, yoghurt, nuts, and fruit instead of Cadbury Dairy Milk.
I have just one more 20 mile run. From there, I'll be "taking it easy" until the big day.