One step at a time
Today, I had planned to run 3 miles.
But really, it was a miracle I ran at all. Every time I do the Triple Crown and mini-Marathon, I experience a little bit of burnout afterwards and my motivation to run isn’t what it once was.
So I had to remind myself how much I do enjoy running and how good it makes me feel. Once I got outside and started going, I felt so much better!
I just did 2 miles (in 20:27), but last time I did 1.5, so I figure I’m working my way back up. One step (or half mile) at a time, right? I have a 5K race coming up this weekend, so I’m sure that will inspire me 🙂
After the run, I came back and stretched for about 10 minutes, including several spent in half pigeon pose, which I need to do more often — my hips have gotten so tight again!
Then I did some quick abs exercises: regular crunches (35), reverse crunches (35) and side-to-side twists holding a medicine ball (35 reps each side).
I don’t really have a plan for the rest of the week, but I think I will try to get in one more run before the race on Saturday and perhaps some weight training too. We shall see!
When you aren’t that motivated to work out, how do you get yourself out the door?