Hey, I just remembered this is a running blog. So, let’s talk about that and how I’m not doing it.
First, nothing for Mother’s Day and now you’re rude?
It’s been two months since the “month of races.” Which means it’s been two months since I’ve done any significant running. If you’re new around these parts, I ran 2 marathons, 4 half marathons, a 10k, and a 5k within 5 months. Four of those races were in March, so I guess you can say a little burn out happened and is still happening.
Instead of running, I’m doing a lot of Crossfit, strength training, and spin, which I love. But I used to love running too. The thing is, I think about running all.the.time. And it pisses me off that I don’t want to do it.
During the one or two days a week that I don’t already have a workout planned, I try to psych myself up for running. THIS is going to be the night that I run and it’s going to be awesome and I’m going to love it all over again. But that doesn’t happen.
Tuesday was one of those nights. I went to the gym. I ran 6.2 miles at a 9:37 pace and…nothing. I mean, it felt good to sweat and be active of course but I didn’t love it and usually I do. So I think I need to be more active in getting my mojo back instead of waiting for it to come to me.
1. I’m going running with my group Saturday morning. I haven’t seen them in a long time and I miss them. I know it’s nothing crazy, but I think seeing my peeps will pep me up.
2. I’m going to sign up for my running group again this summer.
I wasn’t going to sign up this year and I still have no intention of running with them every week (or even every month) but I want the option to be there. I’m not training for anything, so if I don’t run with them much, at least the money is going to my local running store.
3. I’m going to sign up for a local 5k so I have a race to look forward to.
I don’t like 5ks. I don’t like them even more in the summer in Florida. But I do love speed work, so I can get my speed work on for fun and maybe bust out a PR on an actual timed course. I’m over PRing in 5ks that don’t have official timing.
So that’s the plan. We’ll see if it gets me out of my funk.
Yes. It’s over. You can come out now.