Workout Wednesday: Re-Assessing My Running Goals

So finally, after three months of not running, lack of motivation and just plain demoralization, I put on my running shoes and went for a run.  Somehow the body just needed to and while my time was really bad (consider my best time in a mile is 0:8:00,) it was great to just be out there.  Part of me wanted to focus on time and really relaxing in this two mile run but the part that is lacking motivation was in shiny mode and getting distracted by many things, some good like falling leaves and some not so good like "how much my foot hurts".  But I made it. 

With my goal of running the Twin Cities Marathon in October as I was planning, now I am forced to re-look at my relationship with running, which I love so much.  I still need to continue running because of my Army career, but need to re-asses.  And so, after talking to my podiatrist he recommended I focused on shorter distances.  At least he did not say no running.  Because I am a goals oriented person, I have to set some milestones and so I signed up for a few 5K and 10K runs over the Fall and hopefully this will motivate me to train again and keep my body from breaking down in the process.

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Where to Go From Here?

Hello friends.  It has been a long time since I posted anything.  This have been out of sort in the fitness area and I am feeling very unmotivated.  Part of it is my foot pains (which completely derailed my Twin Cities Marathon in Oct), part is my thyroid causing all kinds of issues in my system and part of it is the passing of my father four months ago.  All this has snowballed into a massive blob of "unmotivation".  

I am trying really hard not to lose my love for running but I cannot get myself to put on a pair of running shoes to save my life right now.  I haven't even been to Crossfit.  Do you guys get like this?  Ugh...its the worse.  So, I've joined a running group here at Fort Leavenworth and signed up for a few 5K races (which my podiatrist tells me I can do) and virtual races.  I am hoping this will help me get off my behind and get moving!  Our first race is Armed Forces Day race scheduled for 8 September and let me be honest when I say that the only motivation for this is the cool medal we actually get in the mail!

I feel so cheap that my only motivation is the bling! lol...but we get out motivation where we can get it, right?

What do you do when you lack motivation beyond belief?

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