Friday, October 28, 2011
This week I have noticed I am missing a key component to my training... motivation. I haven't had much to inspire me to run, and thus I have been sleep in a lot of mornings instead of running. I did get in one run, but I also had a late start to work that day.
Part of the lack of motivation comes from not having a lot of races. I still don't know Orlando too well and so I haven't really been looking for 5Ks and other races in the area. When I used to swim it seemed like I had a race every few weeks (if not every week during the height of the season) and when I competed in triathlons I tried to get one race a month during the season. I actually remember one year when I was competing in both triathlons and swimming when I went for 2-2.5 weeks without a break because I either had a meet that weekend or a triathlon on my normal day off.
I think another part of my lack of motivation is me... I'm just in one of those slumps where I don't want to worry about training right now. It was a busy and somewhat crazy week at work and next week plans on being worse. I'm still trying to figure out when I will be able to run next week because my schedule is so different.
However, even with all of these road bumps there is some good news. I found a new reason to be inspired.
I was reading through Christy's blog at My Dirt Road Anthem and she mentioned that she had signed up for the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge hosted by Run To The Finish. You can find out all of the details and even sign up at the event's main page here.
I've signed up as a Doer, considering I'm just training for the half and no longer training for any triathlons or full marathons. One of the things I really liked about the challenge was that you could earn points by cross training, which as you guys know I like to dabble in from time to time.
So I start the challenge either this afternoon or tomorrow... I'll be posting how many points I earn each week and the running totals on a post every Saturday. I think this is just what I needed to get into the training mood I've been lacking all week...