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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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  • MEANDMOOSE
    Hi!
    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
  • SHARONA_P
    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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