What a long title! But this is exactly what it is. Writers block and runners block. I have both. And as relaxing as it may seem to not write, or run, it is actually causing me more unrest!
I love running for the way it makes me feel, for the moments or great accomplishment, for pushing my body to its limits and then a little bit further. But the reality is, I can’t always do that, and I also have had a dip in motivation. Sure I could run 3-5 miles a few times a week, but it gets dull. I love racing, because it keeps me on my toes, literally, and figuratively. It gives me something to strive got, and makes me push myself.
I have no races coming up. Yes, I am going to virtually run the Phoenix Half in the next few weeks, once registration opens up, but I will be running that alone, at home, so I am not going to be pushing to hard for a big PR, more just a long fun run! Aside from that, all my planned races are shorter in distance, and months away.
My body is on vacation mode, and I am ready to snap out of it! The weather in Ontario is finally starting to warm up, and I am itching to get back outside and start chasing sunsets. Even when I think about it, my heart starts to swell!
How do you all break out of a funk? I normally get a boost while on vacation, there is just something so wonderful about running in Arizona, it just reenergizes me and honestly, it really brings me so much joy.
But seeing how I can’t live there, I need some more tips! Or a swift kick in the pants to give me a jump start!
I feel like this funk has transferred to other parts of life too, like blogging. Sometimes I feel as if I have something I want to share, and other times, I don’t. Like running, writing is also an outlet for me. My brain is often swirling with ideas, and thoughts, and it is so much more helpful to get them out onto a screen than to keep them bottled in my head! Sometimes, I put words on page, and then leave them in a draft pile, one day to make it out into the open.
In the mean time, I will keep plugging away.
How are you beating the winter blahs?