Do you find yourself pushing through workouts all the time? I know you’re probably addicted to the feeling that comes at the end of long runs – worn out and sweaty, but so accomplished. Except, maybe you’re not recovering as quickly, and you’re dragging yourself out of bed in the morning.
It’s so helpful to set intentions, make commitments, and look ahead towards the things you want to do! However, I’ve learned it’s also key to have a plan (but not to fall in love with the plan). What do I mean by this?
I was in the middle of hill repeats and had been feeling pretty low. My motivation for running was in a slump, even though I was training for an upcoming race.
Lately, I’ve been running less. It’s not because I’m injured, or because I don’t want to run. It’s about balance (kind of). I actually think balance is a myth, and that there’s a different goal we can have to feel good in running and life.
What if we couldn’t tell the difference between the perfect adventure and our every day life? It really depends on how you define “adventure,” because it could go beyond running down the trail through a pine forest, or standing on the top of a mountain after you’ve climbed for hours.