I blame the marathon. It's the only logical answer. I read blogs where the writer ran a marathon and feels great, is already running again, and has another marathon in a couple of weeks.
I ran my marathon and I never, EVER wanted to do it again. Ever!
|Accurate face of pain of how I was feeling.|
The actual race passed quickly. I wasn't in pain until around 16 miles. And even then, I knew I would finish. I walked more than I wanted, but I wasn't really negative self talking. I just kept telling myself that I will Never have to do this again once I finish. That is really what got me through that race.
I was in pain for a couple of days, but I have a job where I am running around for 8 hours so that helped work out the tightness pretty quickly. I made myself wait to run, but then I never started running again. I went once for three miles. It was hard. The whole time I couldn't believe I ran 26.2. Why is this so hard?!?!
I love running, really! I love the freedom, the quiet, the battle with myself, and the feeling of becoming stronger physically and mentally. But lately, I guess I like sitting on the couch more. I know the gym class schedule by heart so I can go right after work, but I've done it twice. Why? Why have I become such a bump on a log?
|Ok, this is really why I love running.|
Today is Monday. I know most people hate Monday's, but I like them. It's the start of a new week, a fresh beginning. I am setting the goal to work out 3 times this week any way I want, as long as I get some cardio in.
I hope everyone has a great and successful week as well!
Do you get in work-out slumps? What helps get you out?