I’m really happy it’s the weekend and not just because it’s Mother’s Day weekend. I’m just looking forward to spending time with my family…and not working 😉 Though I love my job, I love being with my family more.
Where is my Running Oomph?
This week I am struggling with my running oomph! You know, that passion or excitement to run. Last week was a really good week so maybe I’m just coming down from that high a little.
Don’t get me wrong, I ran this week and enjoyed it. Last night instead of doing the 5k + strength training workout that was on my schedule, I did nothing. Once we got the girls to bed, I literally sat and read articles online for an hour. After that I crawled in bed at 8:30 to which my husband said “Are you really going to bed now?”. Yup, I responded.
I didn’t go to sleep but watched Chicago PD on my tablet and turned the light off just shortly after 9:30! I just didn’t have any oomph in running. I slept all night until 4am when Hilary decided to yell out (she was still asleep), then went back to sleep. I’m feeling like I had a good night’s sleep so maybe that’s all I needed.
Tonight after a little pizza party with some friends & kids, I’m going to do last nights workout. I’m okay with switching days around (runs vs rest days) so it’s all good but I’m hoping to get my oomph and excitement back about running. 14k isn’t going to run itself this weekend.
I even put my running clothing on my bed so when I get home and get the girls to bed I can quickly change and start running. My desire to run is there but my oomph is missing.
Good luck to all those running at the Fredericton Marathon this weekend.
Ever lose your oomph?
Anyone racing this weekend?
What are your weekend plans?
12 thoughts on “Where is my running Oomph!”
Hope you get your oomph back soon! Mine is definitely lacking. I think I’m just a bit burnt out from marathon training. I’m hoping that now that my highest mileage runs are done, I can relax a bit and find the fun again.
Burn out is hard on us! Hoping your runs are more relaxed.
I’ll lend you a little of mine so that I can let my glute relax a little bit. It is being crabby.
Take it easy, rest, relax, have an Epsom salt bath. Take care of that glute girl!
I was in a little funk this week too, but forced myself out for 3 runs, 1 more to go tomorrow (hopefully). I ended missing strength training though.
Good for you for getting out! Sometimes it can be HARD! Though I ran this week I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m hoping tonight’s run will spark the fire again 🙂
I hope you actually made it tonight!
sometimes you just need a break, i bet the next time you run it will trigger your ooomph again 🙂
I’m running tonight, fingers crossed!
We all lose that oomph from time to time. Totally normal. Sleep definitely help makes things better though.
I am sure you will get it back… a good rest is a great thing!
Work = ugh. Love my job too but I love not working more 🙂 I lose my oomph on those weeks when I am overwhelmed with work etc. It’s normal and it happens with most runners. Some times it is just nice to kick back.