I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt a complete lack of motivation to run recently. I have tons of motivation to do yoga, to do my strength workouts with my trainer, but yet zero desire to run.
I take that back, I desire to run. I’m looking forward to running Crawlin Crab Half Marathon. I love the challenge of preparing for a race. But I just seriously lack any motivation.
I’m reminded of this cheesy song by Sum 41 (yeah yeah – I’m a highschooler at heart, I forever live in the early 2000s)
“Motivation such an aggravation,
Accusations don’t know how to take them.
Inspiration’s getting hard to fake it.
Concentration’s never hard to break it.
Situation never what you want it to be.”
I”m less than 12 weeks out and I’m not really running. Now, that’s not to say I’m not staying active, but I need to be running. I’ve already decided that my training for my last half was a little too aggressive, and my running needed to be fewer miles on a more frequent basis. I’m hoping the prospect of shorter runs will be the push I need.
This is NOT where I want to be. I need a serious kick. In the rear.
How do you stay motivated? What inspires you to keep pushing even when you lack motivation?