I’m struggling lately.
There. I admitted it. Lately it has been HARD to convince myself to leave the house and run. I’m not exactly sure why. Somehow it’s lost the spark that I had when I first started running. It’s some kind of energy or enthusiasm that motivated me, that I’ve lost.
It’s not a good excuse, but my body has been giving in to inertia, to a natural tendency towards rest.
I’m already committed to running a half marathon on Saturday, and don’t worry- I’m still doing that. I’m a little nervous because the weather forecast is predicting hot, humid, and sunny temperatures- not ideal for running! but I will jump in and just do the best I can.
After that, I have a couple of options. I could cut back on my mileage and focus on building my confidence in the 5k distances. Or, I could do the opposite- keep increasing my mileage and look towards the Kansas City marathon in October.
Tonight I received an invitation to a challenge: running 60 miles in June. Training to run a marathon would be HARD! If I do that, if I aim for that goal, I know it would be extremely rewarding, but I also know it would be extremely challenging. I would have to be so dedicated- hey, it’s hard to train for a race that is so far into the future! I would need LOTS of support to keep me going on the days when I want to sleep in.
But then again, how many people can say they’ve run a marathon?