Have you met the Guy with the Hammer?

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Us runners and moms are all familiar with The Wall. But have you ever met The Guy with the Hammer?! Because I have!

He's the guy that awaits you round the corner, and hits you right between the eyes. He makes you feel like you wanna stop running, like you're too tired, like you can't go on for one more minute. He's the guy that makes you walk into the wall.

I've been having a lot of trouble with The Guy with the Hammer lately. My runs have been struggles. So I told him: 'You can't make me stop running. However, I am willing to go more slowly. I'll still go the distance, but I'll wálk parts of it.'
He couldn't do anything about that, so for the last few weeks I've been running, and walking.

Slowly but surely, I felt him losing interest, and today for the first time in weeks I managed to run all the way. Without walking at all.

I'm so happy I didn't give up! And next time I'll see that awful Guy with the Hammer, I'll knock hím down first!

11 comments

  1. new follower from the hop

    http://cumminslife.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi, this is the first time I've commented here I think. I started running more than 1 year ago, and just started experiencing the same thing you describe - feeling like I can't do the same run I've been doing for months with no problem! The solution for me too has been to walk a bit then run again... It is good to hear this will pass in time!

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  3. Hello there! Love your post... I do too know the guy with the hammer..

    I'm hopping by and following you from Lots of Loving Hop! Hope you can come by to visit..

    You can follow me back at www.littleinspiration.com

    Looking forward to getting to know you.. :)

    Thanks,
    Angie

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  4. Hi! I'm stopping by from the Blog Hop. I just started running in June after they Hubby and I decided it would be best to get in shape BEFORE we try for baby #2...so, I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon in January. Super excited...and interested to hear about any lessons you have for a new runner!!

    www.thediaryofaworkingmother.blogspot.com

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  5. Great job! I was starting to become a runner and then life got in the way. Now I really have to start again.

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  6. I'm already a follower via gfc and stopping by again from super stalker sunday to ask for a return follow if you don't already :)

    www.mamasbabycupcakes.blogspot.com

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  7. New follower on gfc and fb
    found your blog on superstalker sun.
    http://ohhthejoysofboys.blogspot.com

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  8. Nice story.

    By the way, I'm your newest follower via GFC from Monday Blog Hop.
    Please feel free to visit my blog. Looking forward to seeing you there, and hope you follow me back. Thanks!

    http://www.momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

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  9. Stopping by from Sunday Funday Hop. I am now a follower, please follow back :)

    http://onemomsmoxie.blogspot.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/OneMomsMoxie

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  10. oh my goodness, I've met that guy too and if he comes again, I'll knock him down too...WOOHOO, thx!!!

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  11. Good for you- so wonderful that you share your experiences as it is very encouraging to the rest of us to know this too shall pass.

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