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A Running Break

A Running Break

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So I am a runner, or at least I like to think that I am trying to be a runner. One of my goals at the beginning of 2012 was to FINALLY run a 5k race! Well I have now run in 3 organized 5k events (2 in May and 1 on Canada Day). So I was running about 3 times a week in a mix of on the treadmill and outside.

After the 5k race on Canada Day, I decided to give myself a weeks break of not having to work out before getting back at it again as usual. In that time I signed up for a 10k race which is on the morning of my 30th birthday, here in Ottawa and I was feeling motivated. Well that 1 week of break, quickly turned into a THREE week break. Full of making excuses and just plain out not wanting to run or make time for it.

So on Sunday, I finally got back on the treadmill and ran 5.26k. And it felt good again, and so did my body. So why do I do this? Go at it no prob for so long then flunk out for a few weeks? Part of me thinks it is because I am sometimes a major procrastinator. I knew that I didn’t have another scheduled race till near the end of September, so I could let myself slide. Or maybe it was just my lazy tendencies coming through yet again!? Who knows.

I have a little less than 12 weeks till my 10k race on October 14th. I am sure it will take all of that to get me up to running a full 10k. I also have a couple 5k races in September, so I know I need to stick to it and put in the work. I just need to remember that feeling post run: that rush of having completed the run, all sweaty and working my body. It feels good and I like it!

So who is with me? Do you ever have bouts where you don’t want to work out? What gets you motivated to get back at it again!?




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