Friday, November 14, 2008

Slacking

These past two weeks have really been pretty weak in terms of running. Little things keep getting in the way. Steve has a meeting, or I have a meeting, or Jack has transformed into a hideous Whine Beast, and next thing you know, I've decided to skip my run. On Sunday, I certainly had time, but I had a horrible case of Dontwanna that kept me in the house. It's not that I haven't run at all, but I certainly haven't run as much as I should.

It is not good.

What's worse is that once I've skipped one run, it's a little easier to skip the next one. And the longer I take to get back into it, the colder it's going to get and the easier it will be to just hibernate for the winter.

I feel lazy and bored and slow. I posted the picture of Jabba not because I feel fat - my clothes all still fit me fine - but because I feel sluggish. Because I'm not making the effort to exert myself physically, I feel only a few steps removed from just beaching myself on the couch.

The time has come to shake that off and move on. I am running a 4 mile race tomorrow on a hilly and challenging trail course. Next week poses more of a challenge - Steve will be out of town, so I will have solo Cub duty. But that just means I'll have to work harder and hit the gym at lunch.

I can do this.

9 comments:

Jeff said...

I feel your pain. I think the time change has thrown me off. Good luck tomorrow and getting back into the swing of things.

K said...

Maybe you need a new challenge, like a triathalon or something, to keep you engaged. Perhaps you just need something good to listen to on your iPod, like Podcasts about Star Wars.

tfh said...

Good luck with the race tomorrow. May it be so fun it gives you a burst of motivation to carry you through the wanna hibernate months.

Reluctant Runner said...

I burst out laughing when I saw your accompanying picture ... boy, do I know that feeling. A new goal usually gets me motivated again but sometimes it seems like I just have to ride out those slumps until they mysteriously disappear. Good luck!

Nat said...

I totally feel the same way. I signed up for a half in the hopes of shaking myself out of these doldrums.

Good luck tomorrow.

newsjunkie said...

Oh I am SO there with you! I haven't run since the Marine Corps Marathon. I trucked my running bag all the way to Orlando, where it sat for the whole 10 days in the corner of our condo.

I talked to my coach last night though and she told me to run a few times before our next season starts but not to sweat it. So December 6th, I'm back to regular running.

heatherdaniel said...

I've had a brief bout of running blues recently as well. I blame the time change AND the weather. It's just plain harder to get yourself outside when it's cold or dark or wet or any combination of the three.
You'll get back in to it! Good luck tomorrow

Frayed Laces said...

Hello, I'm the magical motivation fairy.....

*YOU CAN DO IT!*

Ms. V. said...

wow, was this post just in time for me.

my fun sized butt needs to move!!