Not that I am immune to the problem myself, I am not, I find it difficult to keep good habbits but my advise is this. You will undoubtedly come to a point where you lose enthusiasm. But it won't disapear forever. When it happens you will think it can never be regained. At this time, tell yourself that your enthusiasm will come back, you just need to push through the negative thoughts. Your enthusiams will return - dont ever let yourself belive it wont. Good luck with the marathon!
As title says, just a little hello...nice to introduce myself before I join in on any threads.
I started running (jogging)...well jogging then stopping and jogging again last week just to see if I could jog any distance at all. I stopped after 1.7 miles the first time. I think a like minded community could do my efforts the world of good.
I jog about 2.2 miles. Where I am is very hilly so I have yet to average 12 minute miles. I'm resting today because I'm quite sore but I hope to have a 12 minute mile over 2.2 (random distance but thats just my route atm).
I'm currently hauling 18 stone so hopefully as time progresses, that will drop helping me get faster.
As mentioned above, rest today and tomorrow and then start a measured effort on friday...