Shenze - either go out running or don't. Simplezzzzzz
Reading your post you seem to have so many excuses not to run - can you even remember why you used to do it? If you can and it was because you enjoyed it, then that is all the reason you need to get yourself out there. Join a club so you arrange to meet someone for a run then you have to go out or let them down. "getting changed is a pain", "can't be bothered" "scared to run because I know I'm slower" for goodness sake get a grip, stop whineing and just do it................. or don't.
Well only you can change what your doing!
You may be slower but at least you know where you once were and that with a little application you can get back there. Prob a lot quicker than you think.
I would say put your kit on, put your running shoes on go out the door and run. Just try it again. (You will get back). If you start runnning you wont feel so tired as it will give you energy. You wont be so worried about what you eat, and you might just feel a lot better about yourself and things in general.
If you put it off you will never get back into it.
Must be worth a try
Motivation ultimately comes from within, if you need to keep turning to outside sources for motivation, then you need to look inside and see why.
Generally, if you can't motivate yourself, you won't stay motivated for very long.
We all have ups and downs, and there are periods where it is almost impossible to get out the door...but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't! If you have signed up for 2 maras you must be keen. Remind yourself as to why you signed up for them.
Another option is to find a running partner for a while.
I hope you start to enjoy running again soon...good luck!
shenz, sounds to me you have extremely bad luck with that gym you going too.
Motivation can only work if you put the effort in. If you want to run a marathon, then you have do running. I`m not sure if you will be ready to run a marathon in mid December. You have had a lot on your plate over the past year. My advice to you is look at what you do each day and see the best time to do some running. Maybe start with 2 miles and then build from there. It might be worthwhile to join a local running club.
What I will say is go outside and do a nice little run. It beats being stuck in a gym. It gives you freedom and in time, you will feel fitter, better and have more energy. Then you will feel that motivation.
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