I’m going to be honest (when have I not been honest on here?) I seem to be lacking motivation lately. Running hasn’t been fun. Then I went and gave up caffeine over a week ago and I have zero energy. The energy is coming back to me, but the fun in running hasn’t been so fast in coming back to me.
I think I’ve convinced myself to not sign up for a fall half marathon. I had several I wanted to run, but I also have concerts in other cities that I want to attend, and I have short races and my 35th birthday weekend….and a half marathon just doesn’t sound like something I want to do at the moment. Also, things are up in the air regarding my husband’s grad school classes (whether he’ll be taking one class or two, we don’t know quite yet) and I don’t want to throw myself into training, and not be around to tend to our toddler when he needs to study.
I have a 5k (or two) in mind for October, but I haven’t signed up for anything yet. I may throw caution to the wind and sign up on race morning (I don’t think I’ve ever done that – sign up at the last minute.) It’s going to be crazy, y’all.
Soon I’m going to sign up for the Positive Prevention 12k. Not your usual distance, but it’s a fun race at the Biltmore Estate. In the fall. And I love Biltmore in the fall.
And maybe I’ll reevaluate my training and work towards a spring half marathon. Spring is just as fun as fall in terms of running.
This past week I did work out. And run.
Tuesday – I had to look back in my twitter feed to realize I did the 30-day Shred before work.
Wednesday – Nothing. I stayed up way too late on Tuesday night (reading) and then I convinced myself not to run at lunch because it was supposed to rain (it didn’t.) I was clearly in a great frame of mind.
Thursday – Ran 2.09 miles. Felt blah.
Friday – 30-day Shred, level 2 before work. I just wanted to knock out my workout before work. Bam. Done. (Oh and this was the first time I upped my weights. See Monday’s workout.)
Saturday – ran 3 miles. I went out for a run in the afternoon, but didn’t time myself. It felt okay. Not horrible, but not the best.
Sunday – ran 3 miles. I ran in the morning and I felt so much better than Saturday. I’m definitely a morning runner! I listened to a lot of Jason Mraz and I basically had his song “Living in the Moment” on repeat. I needed this run.
Monday – I had a busy day ahead of me, so my plan was to do the 30-day Shred before work. It totally worked. I did level 2, and I have upped my weights to 8-lb. weights (from 5 lb.) and I can feel my muscles at work.
I think I’m going to do more running without timing myself. At least in the short time. I am also “planning” to do other workouts besides running. I like cross-training. I want to love running all the time, but right now it’s hard. I’m going to attribute that to weather. Yeah. Let’s blame it on the weather.
How was your week?