Despite my passion for running, it’s not uncommon for me to grow gloriously unmotivated put on those muddy shoes after work for my afternoon run. I know I’ll enjoy it, but …
I JUST DON’T WANT TO GO!
All of us, no matter how disciplined we are, experience periods of uncertainty toward our commitment to consistent exercise, and sometimes we just need a break.
One thing I tell myself that makes lacing up my sneakers a little easier is this:
Run as slow as you want to, but just get out there and run.
Since this is my first marathon I’m not running the race with a specific time goal in mind. This has allowed me to run at an easy pace on some days which has made my training much more enjoyable.