Motivation, that is.
I’m pretty internally motivated. I run because I love it. I run because I have goals. I don’t usually need to bribe myself to run.
That said, my motivation is in hiding. I know why. I’ve been hit by a one-two punch: my running isn’t going well and I have a lot on my plate. What do I mean by running not going well? Lately, it seems to be much harder to run at my “easy pace.” I feel like I’m working when I should be thinking it’s too easy. As far as too much on my plate, well, it is October LOL.
I usually run by myself. My schedule just doesn’t lend itself well to meeting up with people. This year, though, a neighbor’s daughter just entered kindergarten. My neighbor is a runner. She actually has motivation these days.
I’m borrowing it. Every time she messages me on Facebook about going for a run, I say yes. I drop whatever I’m doing, put on my running clothes (oh, who am I kidding? I always have running clothes on), and head out the door.
Would I like my motivation to come back? Umm, yeah. For now though, I’ll borrow hers. My body doesn’t know that my mind is not into it.