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Poor Motivation

Friday, May 01, 2009

I'm runniing a 5k race tomorrow and I'm SO NOT READY.

I think that's why I'm getting so nervous for it. I was scheduled to run last night, but ended up going out to eat dinner with my family after work. And tonight something else has come up that I can't get out of.

It's hard for me to understand why I don't have the motivation lately. When I first started running, I was so dedicated and WANTED to go out every day...nothing stopped me. I would turn plans down because I was scheduled to go running. What happened to that??? It's been about a month since I ran my last race and since then I haven't been motivated to do anything, which surprises me because I had a great time training for that race.

Hopefully I can get with it soon...as I need to start training for the 1/2 marathon. I think being on an official training schedule will help me.

I just bought a new book and it's so great. "The Complete Book of Running for Women" by Claire Kowalchik. I haven't gotten very far through it yet, but she's hitting all the great points and answering many questions that I have for being a beginner runner.

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    I hope you did well on your race and your motivation comes back. I'm sure it will. I'll have to get that book. I want to start my C25K as soon as my Dr. gives me clearance. Maybe the book will get me motivated! emoticon
    4387 days ago
    Maybe you just need to be bitten by the race running bug to jump start that motivation. a race is a good reminder why we enjoy wedding. I know the competition and having other the company of other runners really gets me going.

    I have a race this weekend as well. Don't forget to update up on how you did!
    4389 days ago
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