Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Boston Training Struggles

I am still around and keep thinking I need to do an update. For one tickets for Niagara have been bought, we have confirmation on our tickets for the show and a room is booked…so it’s all a go.

I’ve been have a very low level of motivation to get out and workout, which sucks because now I have classes starting this week which takes away time I otherwise had TO workout. It’s really hard this time of year. It’s dark and cold so I don’t want to get up. I am tired of running at the gym. My hip is out of wack still and I need to see my chiropractor but haven’t had time and won’t get there this week. Next Monday I’m shooting for though!! But with the weather as it is, it’s just hard to keep the motivation. And Boston is only 11 weeks away and I feel so less than prepared right now. I know I was feeling that with Twin Cities too, but I think I had more going on runningwise by then than I do now. In fact, I’ve had the last 5 days off…and not liking that. I need to run tomorrow morning but it’s going to be tough. I ran last Thursday morning, Thursday night I just didn’t have the motivation to get out due to a chill in the air and needing to get things ready for a wedding I was in last weekend. I was also up later helping the bride with someone so no ability to get up early the next day. Friday groom’s dinner kept me from running after work…Saturday, OK, I could’ve gone to the treadmill, but I was in the bride’s room with her and wanted to be there if she woke up and needed anything and wasn’t sure when she might wake up (not to mention not wanting to wake her going out of the room). Sunday…well, I was in a wedding on Saturday, what do you think (by the way, there will be stuff about the wedding, just needs its own post)? By the time I was functioning it was time to meet a friend to watch the Superbowl. Monday I just wanted to get some stuff done at home and knew if I stopped at the gym I wouldn’t get around to anything at home…and this morning…I was up, I was heading to the gym…car went “click” and didn’t start. So by the time the tow guy came to jump it, no time to get to the gym and tonight after work I have class. It’s in a location I haven’t been to before and not knowing how long it might take to get there, I can’t chance it…if I could run outside (it’s too freaking cold) I’d have the time/ability for it, but unless there is a dramatic increase in temps, it just isn’t going to happen. Boston…my dream…is getting so close…and yet I can’t seem to get the motivation. Why is this??

6 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you are pretty busy. I hope you get your mojo back soon!

L said...

It's just been an exceptional week (with a lot of fun, right?). You'll get back to it... you'll get in the mood again. Besides, the hard part of qualifying has been done. Just get your long runs in and go for it. I'll bet you'll be surprised how easily it comes.

And take care of that hip!

Annette said...

Don't you just hate this time of year? I struggle with motivation, too. Too cold, too wet, too dark, etc. UGH! At least you still have time and, know you, you'll do great. :) Hope the chiro helps with the hip!

Nicole said...

This is a rough time of the year for sure. Don't beat yourself up. good luck with your new classes

RunToFinish said...

good golly that's a lot going on..maybe you needed a short down time from running, so that when you kick it back in to gear you'll be fresh and ready. Just think about working up to that exciting run in Niagra before new kids

Dori said...

Rent a moving about running, like "Spirit of the Marathon" to get some inspiration. And I know what you mean about it being too cold to run, but misery loves company. Find someone to run with you; I know I'm more likely to get out if someone is depending on me. Ask AmyBee; I think she's training for an upcoming triathlon.