Yesterday I set out to run a 'solid' 6 km. I didn't want to go all out as I have a race tomorrow, so I just went by the feel and didn't look at my Garmin. I just uploaded my data and am really pleased that every 1km split was under 6min/km. For those who want to see the data, you can check it out below.
Following on from my previous comments about resilience. Here are...
5 ways you can build resilience.
1) In a painful situation look for any positive aspects or at least any valuable teaching moments that may arise out of the situation. Practise positive self-talk. Writing in a gratitude journal can help develop a more positive outlook.
2) In the face of a painful experience practise problem-solving rather than blame. Ask the right questions e.g. 'what are my choices here?' and 'what can I use in this situation?' rather than non-useful reactions
3) Help others - research has shown this builds resiliency
4) Keep physically healthy - and spending time outdoors and in nature is particularly healing
5) Develop a sense of humour where you can learn to laugh and make jokes in the face of painful situations. That's where the terms 'black humour' and 'comic relief' originate from.
I know I could improve in most of the above areas. Thanks to rediscovering running I think I've at least got 4) covered.
How many of the above do you do?