I'm just not used to this level of running, especially for such a long period of time. I've been training since October, October! I'm sure that's nothing to some people. I'm not used to that. I've still been able to keep up my weekly mileage for the most part but it's hard. I keep making excuses and putting it off. Today I was going to run with the stroller but the weather decided otherwise. I have to run today. Have to. I haven't ran since my long run Saturday.
What do you do when you don't feel like running? The first season of Serial podcast was a good motivator for me. I was really interested in it and I would only let myself listen to it while I was running. Really, what other time could I listen to something? I'm a stay at home mom to three little kids. Season two just doesn't interest me much at all. I guess I need to find something else to listen to that gets my attention that much, whether it's another podcast or an audio book. I have other podcasts that I enjoy, which I've mentioned before, but nothing that has me eager to listen to the next installment.
Sometimes reading about running helps, magazine articles or books about running. I haven't really tried that this time. That's a low motivator anyway and I've never used it to fight this kind of burnout because I've never experienced this before. Ugh.
What works for you? What makes you run when you just don't feel like it?