But then, there are days when the motivation to run simply escapes me, when just the thought of running makes me feel drained like I need to take a long nap. What to do when your motivation runs away from you?
Losing that drive is like losing my wallet or cell phone—I feel naked and lost without it. Because I know—I know—that I will feel better if I exercise, that I always feel better after a run. I know that the run will leave me feeling invigorated and refreshed, even if a little spent. I know the run will make me feel good about myself, good about my health and will encourage me to have fish and salad for dinner instead of the burger and milkshake I might be daydreaming about. I know that going for a run will do the magical and wonderful things that going for a run always seems to do. Simply, it will make me happy.
And yet, and yet: I can’t find the motivation to put one foot in front of another. What to do? Read the rest of this entry →