I have been in a funk with training. I finished Alaska strong and took a week or so off to fully recover. Then I slowly started running again. I was feeling good, doing short runs, enjoying myself. But then, BAM! I don't know exactly what happened, but in the last two weeks I've just stopped, I haven't felt like doing anything.
Everyday I've had a reason to not exercise and not run. Most of them are silly. Although I did have a good excuse for most of last week. Last Monday I was at work and my neck suddenly hurt, bad. So, I didn't think running would help. I was waiting it out, hoping it would feel better. It didn't, and it seemed to hurt worse every morning when I woke up. Finally on Saturday I went to get a massage, which helped my neck tremendously. I decided I would do a long run on Sunday, since I hadn't run at all during the week and I have San Francisco coming up (second half of SFM). But, again I didn't do it. My reason was that when I woke up I was sore and tired from the massage, and had a couple of bruises (I will not be going back to that massage therapist). Stupid reason. Most of my reasons have been lame. I've been lazy and in a funk. I think being off for a week because of my neck has led me further down the road of not feeling like doing anything. Being able to run without pain should help turn things around for me.
I know once I get myself going again I'll be fine. But right now I can't seem to find the motivation. I don't know what is going on with me, but I need a kick start to get moving again.
I am going to do hill repeats tonight. I will enjoy them. I will embrace the hills. (I think if I say this enough it will start to be true, right? Normally I hate hills, but I'm hoping I can conquer those repeats and feel good and strong.) I am hoping this will be enough to jumpstart me and and maybe I can get at least one decent long-ish run in this weekend before San Francisco, NEXT weekend. Urgh. Not ready. I know I can finish it no matter what, and I'm super excited to San Francisco. I don't expect to PR, just finish and be happy with it. I'm okay with that.
Time to get myself out of this funk, before I start to go totally crazy.