I ran for the first time today since Saint Patricks Day.
I used to run six days a week and it seems like now I might run one day a week.
It is strange how running had gone from being something that used to bring me such joy has now become a chore.
I can't remember the last time I really enjoyed being out for a run.
I keep wrestling with wondering if it is just time for me to trade my running shoes for my cycling shoes.
I may have run my last marathon and if that is the case that is okay. I ran 16 marathons. Something I never thought I would do or could do.
Along the way, I fell in love with a young girl that ended up changing my life in ways I would have never dreamed of.
I have met many amazing people and have some wonderful friendships with people that I hope one day I will be able to meet in person.
So for now, I am going back to the beginning.
When I first started running, I learned how to run using my own modified version of the Jeff Galloway run/walk program.
Right now, running isn't fun for me and so I hope to go back and fall in love with running all over again.
Today, I walked for 90 seconds and ran for 30 seconds. I repeated that sequence 19 times. I only ran 9.5 minutes over the 38 minutes. I actually ran for the 30 second interval instead of the slogging through the run.
I would like to run another marathon again someday. I don't know if I ever will. Time will tell.
For now, I want to have fun again.
Has anyone ever run into a problem like this? No pun intended.
What do you do to put the fun back into your running?