Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Yes Pismo; I would rather spend the evening laying on the floor with you instead of running.
That is how I have felt for my training the last few weeks  - I have had zero motivation and it has been very frustrating.  This is the first thing I am actually training for which I have felt this way and it makes the runs seem harder and longer.  I have been trying to get myself encouraged and excited - and I am excited to run Detroit, I just can't seem to get the motivation to get up and go.  As you can tell, from my next photo; this is what my alarm clock says when it rings at 5:35am on Saturday for my long runs:

I have registered for a Half Marathon training clinic this upcoming weekend and I am hoping to get more motivated from it.  It is going to go over all kinds of stuff like nutrition, cross training, stretching and core training - I am quite excited about it. For any locals reading this, feel free to check it out - Marathon Training Day - Kingsville, Ontario.

I will be skipping my long run this Saturday with two justifications :) The first being that I think they are going to make us run at the training day but the best justification is that I am spending this weekend celebrating 8 years of wedded bliss! Our 8 year anniversary is next week so we are going to the States to do our favorite fall activity - New Hoodie Shopping! I will spend the weekend getting a warm cozy new hoodie to cuddle up in the fall with! And of course I will be stopping at R.E.I and the running store to look for new running supplies!

I spent a lot of time this weekend working on my yard; we have just over an acre of a backyard and it takes a lot of work to maintain - but it is what we fell in love with when we first saw the house - we might live in the hood but when your in the backyard its like our own private oasis:

This creates a wonderful place for me to stretch and breath and relax after a run - now if only I could get myself out there on the run first.



  1. It must be the weather or something, I've lost my motivation as well.

    enjoy the training weekend

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. One of my tricks is to run an out-and-back when I'm feeling unmotivated. Once I get to the halfway point there's no faster way to get home than to keep on running. Keep on running!