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Running.....When will I learn...Please help me...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I have been told that I learn things the hard way....been told this my whole life. I thought with wanting to better myself, I would be different....I am afraid that isn't the case.

A couple of years ago I started running. I used to walk a lot...up to 3-5 miles a day and I would always listen to a book. One day I didn't have a book to listen too and I didn't feel like just listening to music while i walked...so I ran. I ran 3 miles after not running for almost 10 years....and I was hooked...I worked up to run two emoticon and then a bunch of emoticon. I did so many races that I made a blanket for my husband as a thank you for all his support and taking me to all of my races.

I started doing more emoticon and got a couple of cool medals over the years and I have even done two emoticon

So what is my problem....I have a nice area to run by...Lake Michigan

WHY is it I have no desire to run. It feels more like a chore than anything else. I talked to my husband about it and he knows where I am coming from...but he also said that he is disappointed....He knows how well it worked for me and that people were always saying how cool it was that I was running. I was noticing that I was signing up for races and not doing the training for them. I decided that I am not going to sign up for any more races until I am willing and wanting to put forth the work.

WHY.....does this happen to every runner....how do you over come it...

Please....any insight that you can help me with...it would really be appreciative.

Thank you for letting say this as it's been on my heart for a long time

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  • CHOCOHOLIC2276
    I amnot a runner but I know where you're coming from.

    I wonder if maybe you're temporarily burnt out. Try walking again, no races just focusing on that joy you feel from walking. Then try to recapture that joy from running. Right now it seems you feel it's more of a chore. Then maybe a step back- no pressure might be what you need. I think you'll realize how much you love it:)

    Hope this helps!!
    1865 days ago
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