Finding It Extraordinarily Difficult To Motivate Myself This Morning – Before And After The Run
This post comes in two parts, before and after my run.
Before the run
I’ve had one of those mornings were the thought of running really phases me. It doesn’t help that yesterday’s run was difficult and that I ate like a pig last night.
Still the weather outside isn’t bad at all.
This is where having the Liverpool Half Marathon to look forward to really helps. It’s only 8 or 9 weeks away. There’s nothing like the anticipation of the atmosphere of a large running event to boost my will to run.
Anyway I’d better make tracks otherwise I’ll never run today.
After the run
I need not have worried. The run today was one of the best of the year. Everything felt easy. It’s strange how I tend to have a good run immediately after a bad run.
The run was 6.5 miles and I ran it just over the 10 minute mile mark which isn’t a bad pace for me. My short term goal is to run both the Liverpool and Larne half marathons under 2:10 chip time which is roughly a 9:55/mile.
I try to motivate myself by believing that the next run will only become harder the longer I leave it. If I run as soon as I feel ready for it, then future runs will continue to get easier.
I’m measuring my success at the minute by how I feel immediately after a run. I want to enjoy each one as much as I can and come out of feeling positive and not exhausted. I’m not on a mission to wreck my body, I’m trying to strengthen it.
Each run should flow easily into the next.
For a while I was contemplating going on a second run but I realised that it would be too much for my body. I’ve managed 11 runs so far this month which is good going and the last thing I want to do is mess up my progress by injuring myself on a needless run.
I plan to spend this afternoon lying down and playing Skyrim. I might also watch more Steve Wilkos videos on Youtube even though I’m sure they are rotting what is left of my head.