It's a tricky thing.
When you don't have it, it is tough to get yourself in the mindset to be motivated.
That is the state I'm in right now. Unmotivated.
For a variety of reasons I won't bore you with but the most difficult part is this is causing me to skip my runs......which means I am not getting those endorphins we runners love.....which makes me more unmotivated.....
A very vicious cycle.
I'm tired - emotionally tired and that lends to being physically tired.
Obviously training for a marathon lends itself to needing recovery afterward....and I always tread that part - more so than the 26.2 mile run. The recovery means taking some time off....I didn't this time....and I think that has added to my physical exhaustion.....and some tough runs....which adds to the lack of motivation.
As I reflect over the past few years, I notice that this feeling tends to follow a marathon....but not my half marathons.
Running and training for the 26 million that are fighting cancer each and every day is obviously VERY motivating.....but getting past the emotional and physical exhaustion is tough.
So.....how do you all get yourself moving when your motivation is drained?