My biggest issue lately is, well, me. I love running, nothing has changed there. However, my motivation just hasn’t been where it was a month ago. We have been through a lot in the past few weeks and still have a ton of adjustments to make in the weeks to come. I’m not beating myself up or anything but I don’t want to lose focus. Believe it or not, I am happiest when I am working hard to achieve something. I know the journey to Princess weekend will be an amazing one and I’m so excited to be achieving the thing that got me into running in the first place. A big goal for me is to eventually do ALL of the Disney race and their challenges…over my lifetime that is, not all in one year or anything.
I did get up and run this morning but it was so difficult to drag myself out of the covers and get ready. I was almost an hour later than planned getting started. I didn’t stress about it though. I got up, got ready, and went to the park. I did just over two miles and my pace was mediocre. My legs felt heavy and I quit before my goal of 4-5 miles because of a bathroom emergency. I hate that the park bathrooms don’t open in the early mornings on the weekdays. I plan to go back out for another run tomorrow and get the full time i was supposed to do. The group run is pllanned for Saturday and usual and I will be at spin class on Friday. Next week I will figure out a cross-training schedule that fits and, hopefully, get back into my routine. I like it there. It’s comfortable and nice. Let’s face it, I can control it and that is pretty important when my productivity in my job is not under my control. I can’t force people to attend their appointments.
I’m at the point where I just have to kick my butt in gear. I decided to put my modest artistic skills ( terribly modest ones) to work. I made a positiveity board to hang on the wall in my room. Hubby was gracious enough to hang it for me and not complain. It has the advertisement for Princess weekend in the middle and a compliation of some of my favorite quotes. Maybe if that is one of the first things I see in the morning it will remind me that this journey is going to be worth it and special.
In other news, I have a mere 47 days until I get to kick back and enjoy a vacation with hubby in Disney. I can’t wait to run with new and magical scenery.
What makes you motivated? What keeps you going when you just want to stay in bed or kick your feet back at the end of your hard day?