I Haven’t Ran All Week But I’m Still Motivated.
I’m in a strange place at the minute. I’ve been logging what I’ve been eating for the last 3 days and cut down on my food intake as a result, but I haven’t ran since Sunday.
It’s been a case of simply switching off the 5am alarm and going back to bed. What frustrates me is that during the day I have far too much energy but in the morning I’m like a zombie.
I went to M&S for lunch again today and caught myself snarling in the self service checkout queue at the groups of slow-scanning motherfuckers who were wasting my hour.
I need to run and relax before I take my own or someone else’s head off.
More reasons to be motivated
- The Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon is in November – I’m going for 10 days and the marathon is in the middle. Carb loading will involve buffets, Budweiser and shit loads of other things that are bad for my body, my mind and my teeth. If you’re down on motivation, book your own running holiday. It doesn’t have to be anywhere expensive. Challenge yourself. Reward yourself. Have fun.
- I’m still young and I still can run – I might have had a bad period over the past month or two where I’ve gained weight back, but I’m fighting back and I’m not giving up. I’m in the best possible position now for victory. I know more about myself and my weaknesses. As long as you’re still trying to improve, then you have hope. I’ve been trying for 30 months now to get down to my ideal weight of 200lbs and I’ve only hit it once. August will be the month where I break through.
- If I continue to walk 5 miles a day and eat under 3,000 calories then my runs will get easier from here on in – I will lose weight. I’m already the lightest I’ve been since I went on holiday to Crete in May. This will only be difficult if I make it difficult for myself.
- I have the Dublin Rock N Roll Half Marathon coming up next Monday – It’s been ages since I’ve been to Dublin and I love the city and the Temple Bar area especially. I have a chance at going sub 2 hours on this run. I’m not putting any pressure on myself, but I know I’m capable of it after running the sub 2 hour in half in training this June.
- This hasn’t been a bad week so far – Sure I haven’t ran at all, but I can break that streak tomorrow. If I eat well and run as well, then I’ll have made up for any laziness and be in a very strong position. If you’re having a bad week too, you can break that spell now yourself by eating better for the rest of the evening and running tomorrow too!