Monday, July 27, 2015

I Lost My Motivation...

Can you help me find it?  I know that every runner goes through a slump, and I'm deep into mine.  Blame it on too many races in the winter/spring.  Blame it on pregnancy and the never-ending fatigue that has become my daily life.  Blame it on the limited hours of "cool" weather that I can run in the Vegas heat.  Just blame it on plain old me not wanting to lace up my shoes.  Whatever the cause, I have officially lost my motivation!  (hence the lack of posting too...)

AHHHH!  37 days?!?!?!?
Normally, I'd give myself a break and then I'd be fine.  Not this time...I've been "breaking" for too long, and now with the Dumbo Double Dare breathing down my neck, I'm starting to panic a little.  Weekday runs have been non-existent and long run weekends have be sporadic at best.  My goal is really just to finish, but I also have to remember I'm growing a human in my belly, and I need to be well-prepared so I don't shock my system on race day.  Ugh!  My head totally knows what to do, but my body is just not cooperating.

Here's the perfect example: yesterday, I set my alarm for 4:30 am (yes, you have to get up that early in Vegas to do a long run in the summer).  I got up, made sure all of my electronics were charged up, had my bagel (standard pre-run breakfast), then sat on the couch. I put on some reruns of reality TV and watched the time tick by until I could use the excuse of "it's too hot" to not run.  I even tell myself that "I'll run tonight when the sun goes down," knowing full well that that would NEVER happen!  Then today, I set my alarm again, thinking "I'll make up for it and run this morning".  Nope.  I was awake, just didn't bother to get out of bed.  Again.

So--I know some of you have lost your motivation from time to time.  Other than taking a break, what have you done to get it back?  I need some tips! 

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