ok, sondra, i'm putting my self on the line here... tuesday, thursday, and either saturday or sunday. more if i can, but i'm going to plan on these days. it's actually supposed to not rain tuesday or thursday, so here we go!
current weight: 128.0
Fitness Minutes: (101,851) Posts: 18,752 3/12/12 4:47 P
Cathy, I am sorry for your friend. very good friend of mine retired. He and his wife moved to TN and only 8 months there he was diagnosed with internal melanoma and was gone in two months.
I too find a having a goal works best. After my last race last year, I backed off. Realized what happened and started moving again. Not as much, but then it was winter and it's harder to get on a treadmill then to go outside.
However this year was better than last as my running has improved that I was more impressed that I was running 15-30 minutes straight on the treadmill that I stopped hating it!
I plan on a run tomorrow morning, try to run 3 times a week.
current weight: 107.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,751) Posts: 391 3/12/12 10:54 A
I am so happy to report that after I read Cathy's message I got out and ran this morning, finally ending a slump that lasted almost a month! I ran two miles with about a minute of walking after each half mile and I feel great!!!
I am also going to take the advice of switching up my routine. Instead of running on the treadmill twice a week I am going to try running outdoors on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, at least until it gets too hot.
So now Cathy - and anyone else who wants to join us - what's your plan???
current weight: 113.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,630) Posts: 4,491 3/12/12 6:30 A
I'm in that same mode - since my last half marathon and then the cold of winter, I just can't seem to shake this slump....I know that there is now magical formula to break the slump, but I need all the help I can get on this one.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
i;ve never been part of a slump-running goup, but since i seem to fit the bill, i'd be glad to try. :-) accountablity works best for me. how about if we set up a schedule for the days and/or distance/time you want to run, and then report in. no excuses other than weather or illness, ok? i run outside and i don't have access to a treadmill, so weather is a run-stopper for me. i don't have kids at home, so i can't use that one. do you?
anyone else want to join?
or how's this for a sad incentive: my son-in-law's best friend, who is 41, was moved to hospice today because he's losing his fight with melanoma. i ran today for him.
Edited by: DAKOTACAT at: 3/11/2012 (21:45)
current weight: 128.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,854) Posts: 974 3/11/12 8:05 P
That is SO great. It may be only 20 minutes but you got out there and you did it. I had high hopes this morning but I had completely forgotten that we changed to daylight savings time and I lost the hour when I was hoping to run.
Reading the posts from you and Cathy I realize that one of my most powerful motivators when I was working toward my first 5k was the support of other people on the rookie running team who were working toward the same goal. Reporting in to them also provided a form of accountability I don't have any more.
Linda and Cathy - and anyone else who is struggling with a slump - would you be up for joining forces as a slump-busting group? We could keep each other informed of our progress and setbacks with the goal of getting back on track with our running.
Let me know if this sounds like something you'd like to try.
Yesterday afternoon after reading this thread I went out and did a 20 minute run. Not great but at least it was a start. Now if I can just keep it up and get back to where I was a couple of months ago.
SONDRA I can identify so much with you. I ran a 5k the Saturday before Valentines day and haven't run since. I've done other things but for some reason have a mental block about the running. We're both going to get out of this slump and get moving again!
I am in a running slump and I'd really like to know what you have done to get out of a slump. I finished my first 5k in December and continued running in January into February, two days on the treadmill, one day outside. But starting in mid-February I just haven't felt like running. I am really getting down on myself and I really WANT to get back to running but I'm just not managing to get myself out the door. I am really hoping to find something that will help. Any ideas?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.