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Injury & Motivation

by John on July 6th, 2010

Ok, it’s really, really freaking hot right now. Like 100° hot. I’d rather not being outside, ever. That said, I do have this silly marathon that I’m hoping to run in November (and I need to get off my butt & actually register for it, though I don’t want to if something is going to get in my way of running it – I’m cheap like that). So, I should be running, even if it’s pretty darn hot when I wake up at the buttcrack of dawn. Today, I did not run. I’m trying really hard to not feel guilty about it.

Lately, I’ve been really having issues motivating myself. Yeah, there’s a lot of stuff going on, but all of that positive energy I had when I wrote about my goals is just poof up & gone. When I do run, I’m lucky to get 5 or 6 miles in (I was hoping to do 8 every morning, plus long runs on the weekends). When I bike, well, I still love biking, though biking into work just hasn’t been in my cards lately.

Then, on top of everything, I have my silly work routine. See, I used to make myself do 10 pushups every time I closed my office door (which is a lot lately). I’d easily get a 100 pushups in during the course of the work day. However, last week, I hurt my shoulder getting out of my mother-in-law’s car (I don’t really fit in most cars). To this day, it’s still uncomfortable – enough so that I’m afraid of really screwing it up by resuming this regimen.

This isn’t supposed to be a pity party post – it’s just that, well, it feels like I’m finding excuses to not workout. What say you, my readership, how do you get over the “motivation hump”?

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