I’m sitting at my desk staring at the snow that’s pouring from the sky, realizing how badly I don’t want to run later. And how easy it was for me to hit snooze through my entire morning, when I could have been out doing the 8-mile hill workout on my schedule.
It’d also be easy for me to blame said snow. But I can’t. Because even if it were 60 degrees with not a cloud in the sky, I still wouldn’t want to run.
Last night I had dinner plans with a girlfriend. Late dinner plans, because I had to get my run in. Instead, as soon as I got home from work, I sent her a text that said, “[Expletive] running, let’s go eat.” And so I did just that.
WHERE THE HELL DID MY RUNNING MOJO GO?
I’m training for my second 50-miler this May. The race is looming on my calendar, all “RUN. TRAIN. HURRY. IT’S COMING.” But even that’s not getting me out the door. I literally have no motivation. Lately, the only thing that can get me to lace up my running shoes is a planned run with a friend. But clearly I can’t rely on my friends to get me through this training season.
I’m full of excuses:
I’ll run tomorrow.
I’ll get my miles in this weekend.
The race is two months away.
Excuses aren’t helping. I’m at a loss. Meanwhile, Coach Caleb probably wants to wring my neck, when I’m not busy wanting to wring my own neck. I don’t know how to get out of the slump I’ve created for myself. I want out of the slump, but not as bad as I want to sit here and stare at the snow and skip today’s run.
Dailymilers, how do you get out of your slump? THERE MUST BE A WAY OUT.