Lovely Girlfriend is a writer and editor, and has a saying when writing features about events that ‘once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, but three times is a trend’. I personally like that notion. It’s hardly a habit if you only do something a couple of times before stopping, right?
My last post was definitely an admission that I’d lost my mojo. I’m happy to say I’m feeling more positive lately, and after yesterday I’m ‘trending’ towards running again.
Yep, I managed to run to work for the third Monday in a row. In fact, I managed to run home from work as well yesterday. It’s no habit yet, however I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things. The important thing for me is that I enjoyed it. I ran because I could, not because I had too. I could have easily said to myself ‘you played Aussie rules on Saturday, you’ve got tag-rugby tonight. You don’t need to run’. But I went anyway because I felt like it. It didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful cool spring-like morning in London either…
Looking forwards I’ve still got another month of Aussie-rules so my running is still going to be curtailed to once a week. That’s not much I know but if you count the riding to work on football training days I’m doing 7 definable training sessions a week, almost 8 hours of some form of exercise. Add in some home-based strength stuff and I’m already feeling on the cusp of being unable to recover properly from football games, so I’ll have to leave it at that.
However, I’m going to have to switch to running pretty pronto once footy is over. I’m 14 weeks out from the Thames Path Challenge 50k and I’ve not run more than 10k in one stint since Marathon de Paris. Gulp…
I think I might need to add a loop to my run to work to up the mileage a bit!
Is anyone else trying to get through a slump in their training at the moment? If you recently pushed through one, what was the thing that most motivated you to keep going?
Happy running everyone!
Get Going, Get Running!