I am feeling lost and I don’t know quite know what to do about it.
Running has been my main source of exercise and fitness since 2010. However, the last year has seen me struggling with runs and not really *feeling it*. Sure, I’ve had very nice runs here and there but more than not, I’m only going through the paces because I don’t know what else to do. My body is so used to running that I am certainly not losing weight and barely maintaining weight and it’s not even the weight I want to be at. Through the years, I’ve figured out how to make runs fit into my busy family/work schedule so it’s convenient to me and I don’t have to think at all about how to fit it in.
What am I really saying?
I need to do something else. I need to change it up a bit. I need to take a break from running.
That makes me so sad though.
These feelings of mine are so complicated.
I want to put running on the back burner for a few months but I don’t know how. It’s such a part of my identity and one I’m proud of it but it’s not bringing the same joy as it has in the past and more likely than not, I am feeling guilty about it.
Running is not bringing me joy (nor results).
So what the hell is a runner mom to do?
My husband is kind of in the same boat and he says he’s going to focus his time on crossfit, or HIIT or something like that. Like me, he can’t completely give up running, but he doesn’t want it to be his main focus over the next few months. I did start strength training and I do love it, but I need something else to add to it.
Am I just a big whiny baby?
I feel so indecisive and wish someone would listen to me – my health and fitness goals – and then TELL me EXACTLY what I need to do to achieve them. I do really well at following a plan but not so well with picking a plan, or putting one together.
How’s that for motivating others?!
I’m sure I’m not the only lost one out there. I would really love from others who have felt lost and somehow found their way (not just runners). If you’re a trainer or coach, I would love to hear from you too.
Really, I want to know I’m not alone and these feelings will pass.