After being a little lax in motivation for running lately, I finally found my groove again. I know that this usually happens when I start to train and I get tired and burned out. Sometimes it’s hard for me when I’m in training for a full because I know if you don’t make running your top priority and it’s basically your life, you can’t find time for it. It’s hard to say no to certain fun events because you have to run the next day. I was just getting caught in the running rut with my running when my friend Bill invited me to meet up with him and some friends down in Newport for a 6-8 miler last night. I used to bike the Back Bay (on a beach cruiser in college) often and I have never ran the path. I had to get some work done before I was able to meet up with them but got there in the nick of time.
It’s when you are accountable to people, you show up. You run. You have to. You said you’d be there. As soon as I started running I knew it was going to just rock. I was feeling great, I had some great jams on and though I’m not much of a ‘group runner’, since I do 99.9% of my running alone, it was a fun little group and everyone kind of did their own thing.
I fell right into stride and before I knew it we were at the turn around. The sights out there were just amazing and I easily fell right back into where I was in July, getting in great mileage and happy to be running. So my rut is gone and I’m ready to tackle the rest of training for Camarillo now. In July I had a record high of 106 miles. This month I’ve only logged about 45, which a few were run without a garmin, but that is a-ok and I’m glad I got my groove back. I have 15 this weekend where I’ll have to squeeze in somewhere, most likely Sunday evening, since I’m working all weekend.
If anyone is running the AFC half, I’ll be at the expo both days! 🙂 Also the OC Fair 5k, perhaps I will be doing some of this again!
I’m just glad the rut is gone. I was pumped to be running. Like cross country racing pumped and it felt good. Thanks to Sydney and Bill and Dominic and Matty and Jessica. 🙂 You guys kept me accountable and I am glad I met you all! Hope to see you all again soon