On Tuesday morning I forced myself to get up (the weather app failed me) and was ready to go, dressed in the new running gear I got for my birthday, and immediately regretted it once I walked into the humid air outside. But I was already up so I figured I would go for a short run anyway. I started on my usual 1/2 mile warm-up walk... which led to a 1 mile warm-up walk... which led me right back to my front door so I went inside.
In an attempt to not feel like a complete bum I decided to workout on my air climber. But about 100 steps into that I gave up the pipe dream and watched the rest of The Mindy Show while using my air climber to prop up my phone.
It has been a struggle recently, not just to find the motivation to run, but also to speed up. My goal to consistently run a 10min/mile pace seems like a joke now. If I'm actually able to just consistently run period I'll be happy. Well... happier.
I started looking at my diet to see where I could improve in that area as well, but honestly my diet isn't horrible. Perhaps the waffle fries from Chick-fil-A weren't the best choice for dinner last night. Nor are the Sweet Chili Doritos I just happen to be snacking on right now. But other than that my diet is great.
So since the diet is fine I decided to look at my sleeping habits. But according to Garmin I get enough sleep. And when I'm not up late binge watching shows on Hulu I actually feel quiet rested.
Can I just say that this is the worst time to be having this crisis? I have a half marathon on Sunday (yes, as in three days from now!). And it's a destination race. I really don't want to be using up my airline miles for a run that I'm going to feel half hearted about. Granted the race is in the happiest place on earth (no, not Disney... my happy place - Chicago) so that should at least help me get a bit excited. But to be honest, right now I'm more excited about going to Chicago than I am about running a race in Chicago.
I have three days to refocus and find the right motivation to run. After all the race is already paid for and if I don't go to Chicago I will have to go to work tomorrow. And right now I would run an ultra if it meant having Friday off ;)
Is anyone else running the Michelob Ultra Chicago Half Marathon this weekend?
I would say it's probably normal to feel this way! Everyone gets burned out sometimes. Mayne it's a different goal/focus that you need now or for a little bit. Good luck in Chicago!!ReplyDelete