Monday, September 13, 2010

Pre-Marathon Burn Out: The Perfect Taper

It finally happened Sunday, when there was no time to spare.

My motivation took a solid power nap after my effort at the Buckeye Half Marathon. I was much more interested in the new goatskin head I installed on my banjo last week than I was in running.

Last week's group trail run didn't shock me out of my dispassionate state. However, my motivation made a brief, inconvenient appearance as the Enthusiast and I were headed to a family gathering that took up the majority of the last day of the weekend.

"You know, now that I have no time to do so, I really feel like going for a run," I said as we walked to the car. I had already missed my chance.

The good news is that the urge was there. It's been gone for so long. Finally, my motivation returned, even but for a fleeting moment.

My legs are fresh. My heart is almost willing.


The Sean said...


Jess said...

Hope you get the motivation back all the way!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Pick all you want. It sounds good.