Friday, October 8, 2010

Where did my motivation go??

Somehow, the rush of new fall activities, my running mojo has gone a little soft. I am still loving my runs, but finding it much harder to get in all of my training runs each week, when NOW is when it really counts. I just am not feeling the dying need to get out there and pound the pavement. My right knee (which has been my whiney knee for a few years, even pre-running) that has been contributing to my lack luster motivation.

I'm about to sign up for two fun holiday runs, the Hot Buttered Run, and the Jingle Bell run. Hoping the fun wrapped up in those will help keep me moving into the rainy weeks ahead.

On a happy note, I 'm gearing up to go see two of my fabulous inspiring girlfriends, Julie and Ashley, run the Portland Marathon on Sunday. AND I get to cheer with another one of my most favorite people, Meredith...also a knock out runner. She and I will both be running the Girlfriend's Half in Vancouver next weekend (If you see her there, wait about 1/2 an hour or so, and then you'll see me huffing and puffing my way into the finish). I really can't believe it's just a week away!! Holy moly.


Meredith said...

What's funny is that I always seem to lose my motivation right before a race too! I'm sure there's some name to it :) You're doing awesome and I can tell you, nothing will motivate you like Sunday will! We're almost there friend!! I can't wait until 10/17! Oh, and to cheer with you and get a little time with you!

abbi said...

You'll get your motivation back - between the race and the ones you've signed up for, you'll get an extra push!