I’ve found it very difficult to motivate myself to train for the up-coming IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon. It’s not that I don’t want to run, I do. I guess I just thought that by now we’d have ran a half marathon and the goal would be slightly different – maybe a faster half marathon, or something else. But it’s not. It’s still just to DO a half marathon. That’s no ones fault, the circumstances were beyond everyones control, but it feels like we’ve been working towards this goal for so long now and I guess i’m getting a bit fatigued by it.
I’ve done a lot over the past few weeks to really get myself motivated again. I’ve made goals for the year. I’ve brought some new kit. I’ve come up with a plan to keep the training on track. It’s kind of working. Running has become more regular, but it feels like we have started from scratch again a little bit. The distances have gone back down and they need building back up. It feels I guess as if we should be further along than we are at this point, because we’ve been working towards it for such a long time, and we got so far! It’s still frustrating I guess that it didn’t happen when it was supposed to.
So what else can we do? To really motivate ourselves? To keep the goal fresh and interesting? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section!