2018 has been quite a year. I’m not one to wish my life away, but I’m happy to see this one close, from a running standpoint. In many ways, it was a good year, but my running left a lot to be desired. But in order to close out the year, I feel the need to runfess one last time, so I’m joining Marcia in the Runfessional.
I must runfess that I had the opportunity to run a half marathon in a new state this week and I… didn’t take it. Somehow, I’m burned out on running, despite not actually running that much this year.
I must runfess that I still felt a lot of FOMO seeing various friends post about the ultra that I was supposed to run tomorrow. I spent about 5 minutes considering running it anyways and then moved on. I want to run an ultra, not walk for 24 hours because I’m not in good enough shape to run it.
I must runfess that I have zero interest in running long right now. It’s probably the extra holiday cookies that I’m carrying around with me. They say you can’t out exercise a bad diet, so apparently I’m not even going to try. I know my mojo will come back and I know I’ll get back to healthy eating soon, so for now, it’s beer and cookies every day. (And I’m going to enjoy the heck out of them. No guilt here.)
I must runfess that even though I’m not running much, I bought myself some new pairs of Altras for Christmas. I’m also about to take advantage of the Skirt Sports’ end of season sale. I mean, I obviously need new skirts when I decide I feel like running again…
Meanwhile, I’m going to enjoy the rest of our holiday break and the fact that I’m currently running in warm weather. At some point I might even think about what my plans are for 2019.
9 thoughts on “Runfessing one last time in 2018”
Wow, skipping an opportunity to race is unusual for you! I found that the peanut butter cookies my SIL made for my husband went just as well with my after-dinner beer as they did with my morning coffee. Tis the season! 😉
It looks warm and desert-like where you are! Enjoy and I hope you find your mojo again! Happy New year!
I so feel you on the mojo. Even with what “should” be the 2 most motivating races on tap, I’m still slogging. I could definitely feel the cookie effect on yesterday’s run. Enjoy that warm weather!
You have a great attitude, Erika! Being the strong seasoned runner that you are, you also are wise to know the lack of MOJO is temporary and a few holiday beers and cookies will do you no harm. Enjoy!!
I think that sometimes it’s good to just take a break from running. When running starts to feel like a chore instead of joy, it’s time to take a step back so I don’t blame you at all for nothing running a half in a new state!
Nothing wrong with treating yourself with new running gear. I just bought some shorts and will buy more socks. Why not? 🙂
I get it on the lack of mojo. I wish I had your weather though. It would help. I’m betting that you’ll be back at it in no time and your racing calendar filling up.
Everyone goes through periods of missing mojo. Hopefully, with some downtime, yours will come roaring back!
Yes, this SkirtSports sale has been Trouble! Wonderfully so
Sounds like good decisions on passing on the Half and Ultra untl you’re in a better mental place
Enjoy the cookies