Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lack of Motivation

Well, it should not be a surprise that I am suffering from a lack of motivation.  It has been nearly 21 months since my last blog post!  So much has happened between then and now...

Bill has become an Ironman finishing Ironman Coeur d'Alene in June 2011
I am a 2 time 70.3 triathlon finisher with Beach 2 Battleship and TryCharleston
I was supposed to do the New York Marathon in November 2012, but it was canceled due to Super Storm Sandy

Ever since the cancellation of the New York Marathon, I feel like I haven't been able to get myself together.  I took the entire month of December off.  I did nothing even though I never ran a marathon.  I was supposed to get back into running and training in January, but here it is March and I am still having issues.  I can manage to get up and go to classes (muscle conditioning and spin class), but it has been hard to run.  I don't know if it has been the cold or the dark, but I just haven't been able to run in the mornings. 

I am rather ashamed to admit this, but I am not going to do the Tobacco Road Half Marathon next weekend because I have not trained.  I knew it was coming, but I couldn't get myself out to train.  My next chance is the Tar Heel 10 miler coming up in April.  I can't blow off this race.  Maybe that will be the motivation I need. I hope it is.


Anonymous said...

I don't compete in marathons, but I know what it feels like to get into an endless rut after doing nothing for so long. I used to train in martial arts, but haven't been able to for over a year due to a variety of reasons.

On the one hand part of me would like to go back and get right into it, but on the other I feel myself easing into this role of "doing nothing." I worry I won't have the same drive to get back into it when things are all worked out for me.

This is something you need to do at your own pace, but sometimes you need to be pushed back into it. When you're back in there you'll remember how you once felt and you'll vow to never take a long break ever again.

Anna Shine said...

Wooww I really liked your blog and your story, you're doing great, just keep going.:)
I was kinda hoping you could help me out by visiting my blog cause I'm trying to get the word out:

Thanks either way;)

kunal bhatt said...

If you're looking for some serious motivation I highly recommend you check out ET. Eric thomas. Look him up on youtube and find his TGIM (Thank God Its Monday) videos. You'll be all charged up in no time.
Good Luck.