I have no motivation lately to do anything other than sleep. I came home from a rough and long day at work yesterday thinking that it would be great to go out on a run to blow off some steam.
But instead I came up with a million and one excuses why not too:
I needed to go buy a new hair dryer because my old one exploded (OK that was true)
It looked like it was going to start pouring any second.
I was exhausted.
I just wanted to take a long hot shower, curl up with a good book and relax (this is what I did.)
Where did my running mojo go?
I know a lot of times this summer during training I felt bouts of burnout. Like I needed a break, but I tried to push through because I knew I had a race on the horizon that required training.
Now I have nothing on the horizon but a 5K that I’m doing for fun in a few weeks and then a 10K and a five miler at the end of December.
I thought I would enjoy not having the stress of having a race. I could get back to running just for fun. Not feeling like I “had” to run.
But lately, I haven’t been feeling that at all. I’ve been super tired (yea I know I really need to start hitting the hay earlier) and have come home from work and just curled up in bed to nap or read.
I think part of the problem is I’m not sure where to go from here. I was riding this huge runner’s high coming off VB and PDR and now I’m just like soooo now what.
So how do I get my motivation back? I’m not sure I want to slap another long race on the calendar and get back into hardcore training. But I need something to get me motivated again.
Have any of you dealt with this? What’d you do? I’m open to any and all suggestions on how to get my mojo back.