Last week I mentioned that I was all about getting my head back in the game. Well I have about half my head in the game.
It started on Wednesday when I went to run after work. I decided to map out the distance of a 5k on the path I always run along. I figured I’d walk the first half and turn around and run the way back home. I of course walked with no issues, then I went to turn around and run back home.
I did well for a mile, then hit a complete wall. No matter what I did, I just couldn’t continue to run. My head just wasn’t with it. I walked the rest of the way home and felt utterly defeated. I ended up chalking it up to the fact that I hadn’t run in almost a week.
Thursday came and I had no ambition to run whatsoever. I kept putting it off and it soon started to rain. I ended up going out for a run with the encouragement of Jess, Rontastic, and Renée. I really do love running in the rain and I’m glad I got out there. This time I ran 1.5miles. Still not the distance of a 5k I ran the week before.
Friday I didn’t run at all. I just didn’t want to. No excuses.
I set out Saturday to run 3.1miles. I knew that because of my schedule I’d have to do it in the afternoon at my parent’s house. I was going to run outside, until I stepped out there and realized how warm it was. Luckily my mom owns a treadmill. I got on and messed around with speeds until I found one comfortable with.
About 10mins in I got utterly bored. I started talking myself out of continuing to run. I told myself I’d do a mile and see how I felt. I did that mile and told myself I could do another one. Well I got halfway through that mile and called it quits. So another 1.5mile run….not the 3.1 I was aiming for.
I didn’t run today either. It’s so easy to talk myself out of this stuff.
I’ve lost my running motivation this past week and I’m looking for it. If you see it, please return it to me. I really need it back before June. I have a 5k to run. Lol.
Although my running hasn’t been quite up to par, my eating has gotten better this week. My only slip up was yesterday. I always do horribly at my parent’s house. They have foods there that I don’t keep at my house for a reason. I don’t keep 100 calorie sweets at my apartment because I know I can’t have just one. I tracked everything I ate though. So at least I did that.
This coming week I’m going to get back with my running. I’m going to go for one tomorrow morning when I get off work. I need to. I always feel better when I do.
Any of you ever lose your motivation for exercise? How do you get it back?
Any tips for me?