Seriously, has anyone seen my motivation? I’m having such a hard time finding it lately. I had myself all psyched up for the Philadelphia half marathon, but after that race was over, I haven’t been able to get myself out the door. Part of it has to do with the holiday season and all the stress that’s been happening around the house lately, but I think I’m really missing having a goal…
I thought I would start this series called Motivational Monday to help all of us who are looking for a little extra Monday morning mojo. Each week I’m going to focus on a different topic to help keep you motivated in life, parenting, and of course your running!
This week is all about setting a new goal. I think goals are so important for keeping you motivated. They help to keep you on track and give your training more meaning. When you start to waver and think about bailing on workout, you have the race in the back of your mind and it helps to keep you accountable. I’ve been looking at a lot of different races for the spring, but I have yet to put my racing calendar in writing. This week I’m going to figure out which races I would like to do in the spring and put them on my calendar! I think that having things down in writing will help me get my motivation back!
I’ve been considering Boston’s Run to Remember this year in May – it was the first half marathon I ran, in the first year for the race itself! I know that they have changed the course since I ran it for the first time, and it sounds like so much fun to run through the streets of downtown Boston. As a bonus, it’s in May, so the weather should cooperate.
I’d like to put in a couple of other smaller distance races as well. I still haven’t figured out which training plan I am going to use for this cycle; I may stick with the Run Less Run Faster plan again. Knock on wood, my foot has been feeling fine, and I think I may actually get to complete a full training cycle! Woo hoo!
Have you set up your racing calendar for next year? What are you running?