I should have seen it coming! The signs were there…less than stellar training runs, no eager anticipation for my morning run, and even a little boredom. All signs I either chose to ignore or just didn’t see the big picture?
This weekend I had a serious lack of motivation so I missed my long run on Saturday and a recovery run on Sunday 🙁 That left me with 2 challenges. One, to NOT beat myself up for the missed training runs (what good is that going to do me?) and two, the missed miles and whether or not to try and make them up or simply go with training as planned.
It was interesting to find that just about this time last year right before the Air Force Half and while training for the Chicago Marathon I felt the same lack of motivation aka burnout. While cleaning out a desktop folder this morning I came across this screen shot from a post on Daily Mile last year. It must have been a pretty significant time for me to have taken the screen shot.
The timing of finding this today, of all days, is serendipitous. It has helped me put everything into a better perspective. Ready for a new week. Ready to do what I know needs to be done.
And because every now and then I need a little reminder 🙂
Have you ever reached training burnout? Or maybe running burnout in general? How do you get your mojo back?