So, I was “back at it” last week. So I had thought and hoped. Turned out I went to the gym once. I don’t know what my deal is, but I haven’t had the motivation to push myself and workout like I had the previous 6 months.
I have a half marathon to run in 27 days and I am nowhere near where I would like to be in preparation for it. I tried to get motivated to run on the treadmill, they just don’t compare to running outside. Nothing about them is the same at all and I hate it. Perhaps feeling like I need to be on the treadmill to train is what is taking all motivation away.
That being said I went to the gym this morning. I do still love being there, once I am there. I went 4 miles on the bike, which I love. I read while I do that and it’s my time. That is what I used to look forward to. Getting through a book every week or two, listening to Pandora, jamming out to Hip Hop BBQ. These were the things that motivated me to get up and go to the gym. Though, For some reason over the last month or so, it feels like someone has been telling me that I HAVE to go work out and I’ve been ignoring them.
I want to keep my alarm set on the side of the bed. I want to get out of bed at 4:50 and head to the gym to start my day off right. More than that, I want to get myself ready for this run. I don’t go run outside before Paul goes to work because it is really dark and I just don’t feel like that is a safe option. I have a few weekends to get in some long runs outside and can cross my fingers that will be enough. I am going to make it through this half marathon though, so it would probably be best to get this figured out now.
I would be interested to hear from anyone, what do you do to get your motivation back? When you have lost your groove, what do you do to get inspired once again? Help me, point me in the right direction, I need my groove back!