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.