I don’t know why I do this to myself. I have a good thing going and then I ruin it all by being a slug. Well, this summer I did it again, I stopped running. It was’t like last summer when I had a good excuse either.
It got too hot. The kids finished school. The routine went out the window. I have a million excuses for not running.
Lack of consistency is a common theme in my life that touches everything I do. For now, that’s neither here nor there.
I guess the important thing is that I’ve started back at it again. I’m running. Not far and certainly not fast but it’ll take time to rebuilt everything I lost in those months of doing little to nothing.
Every time I go out there I wonder why I stopped. I love to run. I love to be out there, just me, my music and the road. Dodging the occasional car, truck or cob of corn.
An actual cob of corn that came flying at me on a run.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about why I don’t run and what I can do to make sure I don’t take these long breaks from something that I enjoy so much. Trying to come up with a solution to keep me out there even if it’s just for short little three mile runs.
The only thing I can come up with is to keep racing. I run all winter long, no matter the temperature or the frozen ice falling from the sky. Why? Because I’m training for my spring half marathon. Maybe if I always have something to be woking towards it will give me the drive I need to stay out there.
I participated in a few virtual races and they’re a fun way to keep me out there and increase my bling collection.
After my first virtual race, 10K.
I’m getting ready for my next virtual race next week then I’m thinking about doing a Thanksgiving virtual race since I’ll be out of town and not near any real races.
It’s not that I don’t love running, I truly do, I struggle with time and (sometimes) motivation. I’ve never regretted going out for a run but I really regret not getting out and hitting the road.
Are you a runner too? Do you ever struggle to get out there and log those miles?