Since the Goofy Challenge at the beginning of the year I have found it very hard to be motivated to go for a run. I usually don’t mind the cold dark weather that clouds my training every winter but this year it is really bothering me.
I have not done speed drills in 5 months. I miss them!
I have not done a run longer than 4 miles in the last three months that wasn’t a half or full marathon.
Ok enough self loathing. It is hard for me to admit that I just haven’t enjoyed running in the last month and a half. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been running often and it is overall harder to do when you don’t do it often. Maybe it’s because I got so used to having to run to train for something and running for fun was not on my agenda.
Anyway about it I want my running happiness back. Last night I went out in search for that happiness. I only ran 4.5 miles. But it was 4.5 miles without a watch without a time limit and just for fun.
It felt ok, which is better than it hurting.
Perhaps this weekend I will do a long run and leave my watch at home. I can tell my IT band is acting up so I’ll need to do some major foam rolling in the next two days.
What do you do on days (weeks) when you lack running motivation?
On a positive note, I have a four day weekend!