… actually giving a damn about training.
There. I said it. I didn’t train well (or at all) for MCM because my heart just wasn’t in it. This will be my 6th marathon and my 3rd MCM. I know how to train for a marathon. I even know how to train for a marathon through the Virginia summer. In fact, not only do I know HOW to do it, I’ve actually done it. Twice.
So, let’s talk about the most challenging thing about running for me right now. That’s the topic of today’s Tuesdays on the Run. Not that you’d know that because I totally didn’t put the month of September on the linkup page. Sorry. Apparently I’m all around unmotivated right now.
And there it is folks – my challenge with running, with life, with my weight is my lack of motivation. I know what I need to do (duh, get out there and run for longer than 5 miles) and yet I can’t seem to make myself do it. I also know what I need to do to dump the extra pounds I’m carrying right now (a good start would be to put down the damn cookies.)
What I don’t know is how to find the motivation I used to have. Obviously signing up for a race didn’t work because, umm, no long runs… And unlike Marcia, who’s waffling about a half or a full, MCM does not have a half. So it’s all or nothing.
You’d think this would motivate me…
… but so far, no.
What’s challenging you about running these days? And what do you do when you can’t find your motivation.
Also, here’s the list of topics for the rest of 2016. Apparently I was motivated to work on that.
10/4/2016 Bucket list race – where would you love to run?
10/11/2016 taper quirks/cravings/rituals
10/18/2016 Remaining Goals for 2016
10/25/2016 If you could go back and run/train for a race differently, or revisit an epic one just for fun, what would you redo?
11/1/2016 Favorite winter crosstraining
11/8/2016 How are you different from when you started blogging?
11/15/2016 Gift list
11/22/2016 Discount codes/deals/Black Friday
11/29/2016 Free topic
12/6/2016 Something new you learned about running in 2016
12/13/2016 Favorite running book you read in 2016 (could be a cookbook)
12/20/2016 Your year in bling or pictures
12/27/2016 Wrap up your year