I find my motivation to run flows in cycles. Sometimes I love getting out there, but lately, it’s been hard. What I’ve found from my past couple months of training is that one good run will pull me out of a funk. The problem? With temperatures continually in the 90s, I’m not sure a “good run“ is in the cards until September. OK, that may sound kind of pessimistic, but really, I already told you I’m in a funk, what do you expect?


Training for the October half marathon has started, and during week 1 I already missed 1 run and came in a mile short on my long run. I’m not that happy about it.

Where do you find motivation when it feels like its gone? I know it will come back, because it always does, like I can’t be done running, but I would like to find a way to get it back sooner rather than later. I’ve signed up to take a restorative yoga class tomorrow evening, hoping it will be less aggressive of a workout, and more calming. I’ll report back, but until then, does anyone have tips to keep going? Find your center? Find motivation when the sun is blazing, and all you want to do is drink a gin and tonic? I’m frustrated and I know this is not the way to start at week 2/15.