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?