Two weeks ago I started my second attempt at 6 goals in 6 weeks. I was SO excited for this to begin because this go round I was adding a 6 week 1/2 marathon training plan to my list of goals. This would take me right up to my first 1/2 marathon of the season on October 26th. Great plan right? Except it hasn’t gone very well. I seem to have misplaced any and all motivation. And honestly, its pissing me off.
I’m a lot busier than I was the last time I did 6 goals in 6 weeks. Between the blog, my friends, Yelp events, work, and life in general I am just keeping busy. I made sure to schedule my runs so that I could get everything done. But it seems like every time I go to run its just not happening. Most of the runs I have gotten in were because they were an event that I’d already committed to. When I try to just lace up and head out that motivation I need just isn’t there. I just don’t get it.
I love running and I want to do more of it now that all my body parts are cooperating. I’m excited about the packed fall/winter race season I have lined up and want to make sure that I don’t crash and burn. So what is my problem?
I know that each new day is a new opportunity to get on the right track. I know that I can find an hour to squeeze in a run twice a week. I know that running is good for me and will help balance out those weeks when I eat out a little more than I should. And I KNOW that I’m a much happier and pleasant Meghan when I’m running regularly.
So what gives?
I wish I knew. I wish I had a simple answer to my current problem, but I don’t. This week I only have one event on my schedule and I plan to keep it that way. If staying home every night is what it takes to get me back on track then that is what I’m going to do. I added an extra day of running in to make up for one that I missed last week. I plan to go to yoga tonight and get my body stretched out and my mind centered. I plan to make good use of the freezer full of fish from SizzleFish that I currently have and eat healthier this week.
Will this work? Will I get those runs in? Will I eat at home? Will I keep my schedule “empty?” I’m not sure, but I’m gonna give it a shot and see what happens.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get myself motivated again and back to my happy place?