Hey, the name of the blog says it all. I absolutely bailed on going for that 5K PR on Sunday. I woke up at 6:30a to howling winds (21 mph, mind you that didn't include wind gusts) and 14 degree temps. I was warm, my bed was deliciously cozy, I just plain didn't wanna. So I texted Shelley to whine and we agreed to skip the 5K, sleep in and meet for some brekkie with friends later in the morning. And that we did. Best decision of the week.
I am however running a 5K this coming Saturday, the weather should be much more FWR friendly at a balmy 35 degrees or so. I should mention here that my oldest sister, and her husband, recently moved back home to the big dub. She has decided to do her first ever 5K on Saturday, and my dad is running the race as well, so it's a family affair. I am feeling somewhat confident that I'll shave a few seconds off of my current 5K PR to meet my 2010 goal. But more importantly I'm excited I'll be running with my family!
In other news, I'm really struggling to get out and get running this month. I've run a total of 26 miles so far. Pretty sure I'm not going to make it to that 100 for December unless I start pulling miles out of my ass. Wait. I wonder if that's an actual option...
Regardless, I just don't know what my deal is. I don't think I'm burnt out, and I wanted to keep a good base to start marathon training next month. I just choose Christmas cookies, going out with friends, cooking too much food (read: drinking wine while opening a cookbook pretending i'm going to make dinner and then going for take-out) and eating to my hearts content as opposed to running after work. Plus, it's chilly in the mornings so I don't feel like getting out of bed at a stupid hour to get a run in alone. Just not worth it right now. Oh the humanity! It's a rough life. I know.
I guess what I'm saying here is I need some December motivation. I have none. Please help accordingly Interwebs. I have a feeling part of it is that I am slightly competitive (so i hear anyway) and with all my big races over, I've got nothing to force me into higher mileage. Maybe I'm simply bored with running. Who knows. But if anyone has any thoughts on how to resolve this issue, please let me know.
I'm almost ready to start begging for someone to offer up any manner of competition to keep me motivated... Although meeting my 100 mile per month goal should be enough? Oh my, it is point of fact, not.