I have to start running again. I’m still waiting to take my first run of the season. Make that my first run of the year. I’ve been off, content to do some light exercise at home but I really miss running when I’m not doing it. I feel lazy and I don’t like feeling lazy. I want to be motivated to run everyday, to wake up with the knowledge that I’m going to run today. I want to start a running streak but I know that’s just crazy talk right now. Winter really makes it hard to keep up a good running schedule. It’s too dark and too cold to go running in the early morning. It’s too dark to run in the evenings when I’m done working. But I miss it.
I have to find a way to fit it in. I can’t keep making excuses about the dark and the weather and every reason in the book for not going out.
By the time you read this, I am hoping I would have gone out for my first run – just a mile or so around my neighborhood to remind myself why I enjoy it, why I’ll do it even in adverse weather. I have a lot of goals this year that are dependent on me finding an exercise regimen and not just writing about it but following it. It’s time to start working on hitting those targets.
How do you motivate yourself to get back to exercise after taking time off?