This is how I feel about running lately:
My garmin broke and I had to buy a new one. Yucky.
I’m tired of working really hard and not seeing any improvements. But really-
I’m tired of working hard and being sore. It’s not fun anymore. I have no fire to attack the track or roads.
I don’t really want to race. I’m not signed up for anything and there are literally 0 races that appeal to me right now. Not a single distance sounds like a good time.
The last run I truly enjoyed? I don’t remember when that was. Mostly I remember pain, too early in the morning, pain, tired, hungry.
I’m bored of my running routes but with no garmin it’s hard to make new ones…
So as you can see I’m in kind of a yucky place with running. I think I’m working so hard in other areas of my life that I just don’t have anything to give it. Which is okay. I guess. But I miss PRing (although I guess you have to race to PR…), having a goal and knocking workouts out of the park. I’m still running regularly but I’m doing it because it’s what I do, not because it’s what I want to do. If that makes any kind of crazy sense. And I’m not sure how to get out of this stupid funk. I haven’t done a true speed workout (the whole thing) in a few weeks and I just don’t want to work hard. And the result of that is slower speeds which discourages me and then I don’t want to work hard… and I don’t want to race because my time would be embarrassing. awesome cycle.
So anyway, I’m looking for some ideas for funk busting. Thoughts? Keep in mind that until January I can’t commit to a marathon (or even really a half) or triathlon or anything of that nature. So I need something that doesn’t require a concrete date or long, time consuming training plan.
I don’t want to be a whiny runner. I don’t want to feel burned out… but I am!