This week was a struggle for me. Work has been stressful, I’m taking my last courses for my Master’s program and ultra training in the summer…in Arizona, may have been a less than smart decision.
This week was rough. I skipped my Monday workout and my Tuesday run. I slept through my alarm on Wednesday, and nearly missed another run. Somehow, I managed to salvage the week and ended up only a few miles below my goal for the week, with a grand total of 41 running miles.
I am at a point where ANY workout other than running sounds more appealing. I am hoping this was due to my large amount of stress and lack of decent sleep, but I am thinking the 110 degree heat is not helping much.
Falling out of routine is so incredibly easy. Even though I have been staying completely on track for many, many months, one day off track nearly ruined my whole week. Literally, I began to talk myself out of running each day. I had to say to myself, “Self! You need to go run.” I forced myself into my running garb, forced myself to drive to the gym, and then sat in the parking lot for another 10 minute before I was able to force myself through the door and onto the treadmill. While this process was ridiculously hard, I instantly felt better after starting to run and was able to stay on track for the rest of the week.
Here’s to a new week! Share some ways to keep motivated when you feel like stopping!