The last few weeks have had their ups and downs...and have been EXTREMELY busy. But for some reason this past week (week 6) was the hardest. I am not sure if I am experiencing a little bit of burn out, if I am just the typical busy mom, or what. But this week was tough. The only thing that really helped me make it through this week is that I did not have a long run scheduled. I put in my miles. (still have to do an extra 3 tomorrow) But not once did I feel like, wow that was an awesome run, or Can't wait to run. I also think I am dealing with a little anxiety about the ever increasing mileage. I did the 8 miler last week...and the idea of putting in 9 miles next week scares me to death! I am scared of the pain that I will feel, I am scared I wont be able to do it without stopping, I am scared of how sore I will be afterwards. But in the words of several of my running friends I guess it is just time to, "Suck it up Buttercup". I Can Do It. You Can Too!