I often find my motivation in general (not just running) wanes after I have reached a big goal. My last race was in October and November December were hard for running and left me with a general low feeling. The October half marathon was a big one because it was my first race after having my daughter and I hadn't properly run in a long time before that, preferring other exercise instead. I'm glad I've found my running bug again though I just need to figure out how to avoid the crash after achieving a goal!
I do a race every couple of months, so I have to keep running in between so I can finish. There really is no option of too many days off. As much as I love McDonalds, I don't love the thought of carrying it for 50 miles, so that's my reminder.
I agree with the energy and my general attitude improves when I'm on a workout / running routine. It's such a stress - reliever for me that I can really notice it in my moods when I don't get a good run in, which is ironic because I just started running about 6 months ago! I caught the "runners bug" for sure!!
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I k now I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein
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For me it's when I haven't ran in awhile and I can tell....I start feeling 'blah' and my skin starts to really break out. Once I start a running routine, watching the progress I make is very motivating.
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