I have really struggled with motivation. I’m not used to this lately. Yet I know it is normal. It used to be a huge struggle for me. Since Sarah was born, running has been my outlet. We’ve had a lot going on, and while I want to get out and run and often do, I have not been pushing it. I feel like the mental toughness to go out and get the job done, just isn’t in me right now. I’m trying to fight through it. Here are my latest runs …
Saturday I had a great 7.2 mile run – I ran with the fastest girl on my team – so while it was a relaxing run for her, she really pushed me. It was great!
Sunday I had hoped to get in a long run (10-12 miles). Time just did not allow. And I just didn’t really want to.
Monday I had a good interval workout with the team.
Tuesday, yesterday, a remnent of a tropical blew through. While I like running in the rain, I do not like running in a windy, cold, DOWN POUR. I was trying to gear myself up – had my reflective arm band on – opened the door – felt the wind – and shut the door. A 30 minute cross train had to sufice.
This morning I woke up to go run with the guys. It was going so well … until I caught my foot on something and re-sprained my ankle. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. I tried to run it out but as it hurt worse and worse, I ended up walking the last bit.
I have definitely gotten lazy in doing rehab exercises, so I guess it is just weak from my last sprain. I was so determined to not become a runner plaqued by weak ankles … and here I am in that position. Ugh! Time to be serious about rehab!!!
I’m sitting on the couch icing right now (my kids are STILL asleep after both being awake at 5:30am as I left to run). I’m nervous about the half marathon next Sunday. Hopefully it will heal QUICKLY! We’ll see.