Bit of a Rut

I’m feeling like I’m in a bit of a rut.

I had a great week of runs early last week. Got up at 4am and did some solid runs in negative temps. I switched up a couple of runs later in the week, but still stayed on track with my schedule.

And then Sunday rolled around. And I just couldn’t get my butt out the door to do my 16-miler. It was cold, my legs were tired, I was tired, so I convinced myself that a day off would be good. I had Monday off, I reasoned. I would get the long run in just a day late. No big deal.

Yet here it is, almost noon on Monday, and I still haven’t done it. I don’t know what it is. I’m still excited about the marathon. I’m getting into my midweek runs, even with having to get up at absurdly early hours. For some reason, though, this 16 mile run is just messing with my head.

It’s COLD again here. I checked my phone (probably shouldn’t have), and it “felt like” -4 at 8 am this morning. So I ate breakfast, figured i’d head out at 10. Instead, though, my aunt and cousin came over, and I’ve been enjoying just sitting around with my family, eating kind of unhealthy food. Just being lazy. 

I don’t know what it is or where this post is going. I know I have to do the run. I’m afraid I’m gonna feel like crap because I slept like crap and didn’t eat great today so far. 

I think for me, being home messes with my workout and healthy eating plans. I know those are excuses, and I need to find a way to power past those excuses because I love being with my family, and I love being home. But yeah, for now, it’s just so much easier to run and eat mostly vegetables when I’m on my own, in my own apartment, just doing me. 

Hopefully this post will work to get my butt out the door later this afternoon. I’m hoping tomorrow morning that I’ll be able to share my excitement/relief that I got outside for a couple of hours to get through my long run. Maybe it’ll feel great. Maybe it’ll feel terrible, but maybe I’ll feel so much better when it’s done. Who knows. 

Any advice for me? What do you do when you’re just not feeling it?