Monday, August 5, 2013

Running..when it feels like work

So I think I have been in a bit of a running funk.  I am not sure if I am getting a bit freaked out by the upcoming miles that I need to put in for marathon training or if I just am in a funk and just don't feel like running much.  I basically took off the last week from running.  And I am sure you all know what happens when you don't want to run in the middle of a training just end up obsessing about the run that was missed..the miles that you should have ran...yeah running is feeling like work.

I miss the runs that bring out the birds to sing to you as your run..the deer come out and cheer you on as you look like your feet are barely hitting the ground you feet are that light.  The weather is perfect and there is a perpetual smile on your face as you run.  (sort of sounds like Snow White laced up her running shoes...)  Well I have not had that run in some time.  My runs have been work.  Work to schedule my runs..Work to wake up early to squeeze in my run before the heat hits.  Its just feeling like plain work.  And unfortunately I have been calling off from work for a week.

I ran around the neighborhood tonight.  As I was running I waved to some ladies sitting on their porch enjoying the beautiful evening.  On my next loop, they started to cheer me on.  I may need those ladies there every time I run!  It almost made me want to add some miles to my run to see if I could get them to cheer again.  Hopefully my funk is over.


Kim said...

I love that the women cheered you on!! What a great feeling when you are just out on a normal daily run and someone claps for you!!! I hope that your running funk is over - never fun!

Melissa said...

I went through the same thing right before my marathon training. If you don't feel like running, don't but do some other aerobic activity. You will come out of it. I promise!

Running Librarian said...

Melissa I have been at least walking the dog like

From Ice Cream to Marathon said...

I've been in that same funk!! I don't have any problem doing my long runs, in fact I look forward to those! It's my short runs during the week that I just can't get motivated for! I push through and just do it anyway, and I'm always glad I do it. But lately it sure has felt like work to me too. My advice is just do it anyway, and the love for running will return. That's what I tell myself! :)