This week has been tough. Work was nuts, I had zero energy, wasn’t feeling great, and have reached my last nerve living in temporary housing.
I have not run all week. And doing 9 miles today is literally the last thing I want to do today. I’d prefer to have blood taken, have dental work done, even be forced to eat dairy and suffer the consequences. The last month I’ve been struggling with training, and after giving this advice to Justin from Always Running Forward after he had a tough run this morning, I’ve decided I need to follow it myself, even with a half in 2 weeks.
I’ve been training for a race since February of 2013. I may have taken a few weeks off after each race, but then jumped right back into a training cycle. I’m burned out.
I’ve decided for the rest of my training, I’m running just to run. I’m tired of watching my watch, or pounding out miles for the sake of miles. I dread lacing up because I know I have to run based on my training schedule. I’m tired of making sure I eat exactly the right thing at exactly the right time, or not eating, or just everything.
I want to be able to do a crazy workout that makes my legs sore for days without worrying how it will impact my running. I want to just have fun again. I’m not having fun, and it makes me sad.
So, Zooma Napa may not be my next PR, but I don’t care. I’m going to have fun working out, and running just because.
Have you ever gotten tired of training?
What is your workout of choice right now?
What’s on your workout playlist right now?