It happens to me every time. I run a long race and then afterwards it is so tough to get back to running. I just don't feel like running or visiting the gym, even though I know I have to. I am tired of buying bigger clothes! I told myself I can have one week off after the half..yeah that was 2 1/2 weeks ago. I did run this week at run club, but I need to run more than once a week. And it gets dark earlier..and it is cold..do you need more excuses? Hopefully I will take my lazy self to the gym tonight. I need some run-ivation! (I'm sure that run-ovation is stronger than motivation)
The great thing about having a race on the calendar is that it forces you to get out there and run. I currently only have a 5k Turkey Trot on the calendar next weekend then a 5K Hot Chocolate race in December. I am doing Amanda's HBBC. I hope that is the incentive I need to keep on running right now.