“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Where Has All the Motivation Gone?

Remember my last post about being back in the game?  So much for that...because I'm not.  In fact, I'm not even standing on the sidelines - more like I'm up in the nosebleed seats watching the small dots scurry around on the field.  This is not good.

I don't know why my motivation has left me.  But it needs to come back, and it needs to come back SOON!

It certainly hasn't helped that I caught some kind of crud back at the end of January and have not been able to shake it - I still have a lingering cough that is downright miserable/painful at times.  And I'm pretty sure I also had/have a pretty hefty case of post-race blues.  Combine those two, and it's the perfect storm of weeks full of excuses for not running.  But it's more than that, I think...

So, about that darn motivation.  This is something I'm really struggling with right now.  I just completed a MARATHON!!!  I got my Coast-to-Coast medal!(ummm...yes, I know, I still haven't posted my Tink race report).  Why am I not pumped about running more races?  Here's the truly odd part - I am excited about running more races.  I'm signed up for quite a few this year that I can't wait to participate in!  Some are just for fun with friends, some are goal races where I'll need to push myself in training and in racing, and some that are a combination of the two.  So why can't I translate that excitement into energy and motivation to get my butt off my couch and go DO something about it?

I'm know I'll get back in the groove eventually.  While I try to figure this out, anyone have any tips?  Any tricks to fool myself into thinking I want to get back out there until I actually really and truly do?