Although I haven’t written a blog post in ages, I am still a runner. Just maybe a slightly less motivated, and less interested in talking about running 24/7 type of runner. Yes, we do exist, I swear.
I just got home from my third 5k run in the last three days and I thought, “Remember when I was such a disgustingly motivated runner, that I actually wrote a running blog? Ugh. But maybe writing a blog post will help refuel my motivation and help me get through a little spring streak?” So fuck it, here it is. I plan on running 5k a day for the next seven days to complete an even ten day running streak. No, not a huge accomplishment, but I’m hoping it’ll help snap me back into a regular running habit and get my spring training up and underway .
I’ve been going to the gym regularly for the last two years and running shorter and less frequent runs, but school has been my main focus. It took me three years but I have finally completed my degree now. Yay major life goals! So now my sights are set on getting my poor little career, which I basically abandoned in it’s infancy, up and off life support. Running always helped motivate me in all areas of my life. I could use the extra motivation these days because a sweet new job is not going to just land in my lap, I’ve got to get creative and be tenacious. I also think that writing this blog will help keep the creative side of my brain alive – it really helped in the past.
My two main running goals this summer are to drop the 10 lb of student weight that I gained while in university and get another PR at my favourite ten mile race on July 24th. It’s time to stop daydreaming and start doing. There are 74 days until race day, just shy of 11 weeks. Spring training has begun.