Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Motivation = Zero

I have no desire to run. It's all come to a screeching halt. I find it stressful to think of going out for a run when I have so much to do at home. The housework is neverending and shuttling the kids to fro to different activities is tiring and stressful too. I've been getting many aches and pains all over in the last few weeks that just makes the thought of running, well, ugh. Yoga makes me feel better, and calm, so that's what I'm going with right now.

I will force myself out for a jog at the track. No expectations and no speed work since I'm totally off the training wagon. I actually don't want to go at all...but I think I'll feel better if I get out to do it. I'm tossing my 5k goals out of the door...I think that any goals or expectations about my running at the this time are just counterproductive and too stressful for me. Running becomes a job and not an escape. I can't pile another stressor on at this time. So running with no goals and just for fun is for me now.

3 comments:

Marcy said...

Sounds good to me :-) Who needs more stress?

olga said...

What I do is sign up for a race...then read a few reports from others...then look at my pictures from my races with so much fun, especially those that I trained for...and get my butt out the door:) But sometimes it still doesn't work. Then I get my butt out the door because I have nothing better to do, because people expect it from me and because I am fat. Somewhere around mile 5 I usually get happy.

CoyoteGirl said...

Yeah, I got my butt outta the door...and I felt much better. I guess once a runner, always a runner.