This is one of those weird months where the last day of the month falls on a Thursday so the last Friday of the month seems to fall really early. Still, it seems like a good time to get some runfessions out of the way!
I feel like I really struggled this month with all the rain we had. While I am ok with running outside in the summer rain, the week of rain we had was still on the chilly side and I just did not feel like being out there. Surprisingly the treadmill wasn’t all that appealing either, although I was happy to have it as an option. Really, all I wanted to do was curl up in my pajamas under a blanket and wait for the sun to come back!
2. Heart rate
I tried wearing a heart rate monitor a few times this month just to see if my easy runs are actually easy. I noticed that my heart rate is all over the place (from one run to the next or even from one mile to the next). It’s more accurate on the treadmill I guess because there are no other elements involved and I can control the speed and incline. I’m not sure if it’s something I want to experiment with further.
Going along with the rain I just still haven’t had that motivation to train this month. Now that summer is quickly approaching I know that any races I sign up for will feel even harder than they did in the spring and fall. So I just need to decide, do I want to train/race? Do I want to just any races for fun? Or do I just want to keep running as I have been without setting any real goals?
4. Florida heat
Speaking of summer quickly approaching, I’m heading to Florida for a few days I’m a little nervous to run in the heat and humidity there. We have been to Florida in May a bunch of times and it is always such a shock to run in that weather, but at least it helps me to prepare for summer running.
Finally, I’ve just felt like blogging has sort of taken a backseat this month with everything else going on. I cut back to posting two days a week which has worked out better. I like to post on the days that I know I will have more time in the evening to respond and read other blogs. Hopefully I’ll eventually get back to posting more, and actually posting interesting content rather than just random updates about my lack of real training, but we’ll see. I keep reminding myself that I stepped away for a few weeks last summer when things were crazy and I was able to jump right back in when I was ready.
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Has anyone else struggled with staying motivated lately?
Do you wear a heart rate monitor when you run?
Who else feels like this is a really busy time of year?