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Running & I Are Going Through Something

I've had a really hard time getting back into the running game. At first I thought it was because I didn't have a race to train for. Then I signed up for and got into the Cherry Blossom 10M. This triggered signing up for two other races...the Zooma Annapolis Half and the Capitol Hill Classic 10K.

These haven't helped spark any sort of motivation. I keep making excuses, which leads to anxiety that I am not training for the first race.

Maybe its the fact that it has been rainy and cold (since it is winter and all) and at some point during marathon training I started hating the treadmill. I used to hop on that thing for a nice 3M run, now I can't even bring myself to do it unless it is sprinting/cardio blast part of my overall workout.

I had high expectations for my hubby run-date on Sunday...it was 50 degrees, sunny and we were doing 6M. Since my new shoes haven't arrived yet, I slipped in new insoles. They were OrthoLite and immediately my shoes felt lighter than when I am using my Surefeet.

I don't know if the change was smart...because I felt like mt right foot was rolling differently and by the time we made it to the Lincoln Memorial I had to stop and stretch my shin. That being said, my shoes are WAY overdue for a replacement. I did like how light my shoes were, lately my shoes were feeling heavy and I think my pace picked up a bit more.

We were running straight into the wind on the way back, and that took a lot out of me. I ended up cutting the run short by .40M. Disappointed, but knowing that I was struggling and didn't want to injure myself. And that has been the theme of most of my runs lately, which is why we are going through a little something.

I need something to jump start my love of running again.


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