I get these amazing comments, e-mails, friends that stop me and tell me what a great motivator I am. And that makes me happy, because I love nothing more than for people to go after their dreams. I love to look at your success and happiness and know that along the way I gave you some encouragement. Not everyone gets that, and running is an amazing sport. Not a lot of people understand distance runners and question why they do it.
But… I am failing y’all. So, I’m gonna need some of that motivation back.
I ran 8 miles TOTAL last week. I know.. stress, stress, stress. I will share with you as soon as I can, but we are deciding some life changes over here and it is doing nothing but stressing this gal out. Seriously, all I did was cry Wednesday.
Anyway, I was all set to run 10 miles on Sunday after my niece’s birthday party and I got to the gym (Yes, I would rather run 10 miles on a treadmill than run 1 mile outside by myself) and I couldn’t make myself get into it. My earbuds kept shocking my ears while I was trying to watch Arrested Development on the iPad. So I switched to my iPod. And it died. WTF Apple Products?!?! I buy you because you are superior- don’t let me down on my long runs. So, I forced 3 miles and went home.
Ever had those periods of time where you feel so overwhelmed from stress and life that you can’t shut your mind off for a run? That’s me right now. The funk is lifting. And I am wondering if I need to switch up my routine. Maybe run outside or try to go to the gym at a different time?
How do you re-motivate yourself after a funk?
Also, I should wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. I don’t really care for the holiday because it’s the anniversary of my Paw Paw’s death. I hope you guys have a wonderful day though!