Monday, May 9, 2011

Hitting the wall.

OK, so I am 14 days into this whole run at least one mile a day for 30 days straight thing I challenged myself with.  Exciting, yes. Challenging, yes. Tiring, oh hell yeah.  Recently, I have noticed that what at the beginning was challenging and energizing has become sapping and repetitive.  I have hit a wall.  Not quite like a marathoners wall.  I know that physically I am more than capable of running more mileage.  But mentally I am finding it more difficult to actually go and do it.  Running used to be my escape and now it seems more like a chore.  It has slipped out of the realm of routine and in that space that is occupied by tasks that we know are necessary but often tedious.  The last couple of days have been tough to get out and run.  Partly do to weather today (morning showers). So my small bloggy pack friends, I have a question for you. 

How do you motivate yourself to get out and run? 

I still have a mantra I stole off of a Nike shirt that I purchased when Future Wifey ran Nike Women's Marathon and Half marathon in  San Francisco "Every. Damn. Day. Just Do It."  It has gotten me through two weeks, but the next 16 days are looking like a not so sweet 16. 


  1. Keep on repeating that mantra. And think of that awesome chick that yelled, "Yeah, every damn day!"

    I motivate myself to run by thinking about how awesome I (usually) feel afterward, the beautiful scenery I get to be a part of, and by thinking of what I used to look like before I started running.

  2. For me, it's both knowing that I'll feel better afterwards physically and that mentally I can check one more day off the list. I'd feel worse if I had caved into temptation and taken a day off.