How do I get my enthusiasm back for running?
Hmmm, what to do?
Where I am, it started snowing again today. Didn't fancy it much but managed my first hour long run and felt great AFTER! Ok, I've got kids and going for runs keeps me sane and gives me peace and quite for a while. Got any of those? If not... don't know. Good podcast to listen to? Find a running mate?
Sorry. No help, just nattering on.
Join one of the many friendly threads on here? I joined the 'my last run' thread and it gave me the motivation reading about other peoples running as well as telling peeps about mine when i started back running. Or start your own thread, i did just that last year and now have half a dozen forum friends who post on there every day. Enter a race? Join a club?
For me at least, it's as simple as entering a race.
Other than that (and I admit this sounds more than a little sad) I can always motivate myself by writing and rewriting training plans, and then making sure I get out to do todays run to tick it off.
New route is always good, sometimes I find it's necessary to jump in the car and drive a few miles away somewhere new to run
Have you thought of joining a running club? I really struggled getting out last week after Christmas and decided it was cause I was going on my own. I emailed my local club then went along on the thursday and really enjoyed it. Just talking to people who enjoy running was great but they are showing me different routes which will mix my running up abit (plus the social side seems good too!). I am going again tomorrow and cause I don't want to be the last one its given me that push to keep getting out in between and keep going.
Like the others said I think you should do your run, if you don't you might be even more gutted! Hope you get your bug back soon
If I sit and think about it for too long I "talk" myself out of running.....the weather don't look good, too much to do, etc.
I found the only way was to either....get up and put my kit on straight away, or get home from work and get changed into my kit before sitting down. Then I may as well go out for 20 - 30 mins. Usually as soon as I got out the door and started thinking about which route to take I'd be adding bits on.
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