Thursday, September 13, 2012

Running Woes.

I am struggling with running right now y'all.

When school started last week, everyone wanted to know what I was doing to get rid of the weight. (And side note: I really have a hard time not being snarky sometimes and saying, "I've taken up magic tricks like Houdini. This is all just an illusion.")

But y'all. I am having a hard time with running.  It seems my running mojo has run out the door.

I know part of it is that I'm bored with my running trail. I need a new area to run. But I'm afraid the boogie man is going to get me. It's my own stupid anxiety that is getting to me and is also another post in and of itself.

The other part is hard to explain. It seems like almost all of our friends (the IRL ones!) here are on the weight loss bandwagon now. I'm super happy for everyone, but all the questions they have are really overwhelming and intimidating. I'm no expert and I honestly don't know how big bloggers like Mama Laughlin do it. I just imagine people in her every day life constantly asking questions. I'm still in the middle of my battle and I have to dig for motivation on a regular basis. So how I can I pass that on to others?

Something hardly any one ever says is that weight loss can be a selfish process sometimes. I really do have to focus on what I'm doing to stay on track...and sometimes that is all I can handle. And that's kinda where I am.

I hope someone has experienced this. I also hope I don't sound pompous or full of myself. Because I am here to tell you that I am not.

In the meantime, I'm on the hunt for some new running songs to help cure my ails.

Happy Thursday.

4 comments:

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

All I know is, I'm in a running rut too. I feel like a poser when it comes to running. AM I PRETENDING TO LIKE IT? Probably. Eff it. I hate running. But anyway. I often, in the height of my weight loss got emails and questions out the whazoo and it was so hard because I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY, because I was totally new at this too. It's like, Umm..just stick to it? exercise? eat well? I don't know. So I understand. And also, when Sue and I started running, the running boom that went on around us was so interesting, but awesome, too! Because so many people were getting fit and healthy and joining us. (And I'm talking IRL, mainly!)..it was good!

I'll tell you what everyone told me on IG yesterday...it will get better...get out there and pound the pavement anyway....it'll pass. (pish posh, but I hope they're right!)

LWLH said...

I'm in no position to voice my opinion but all I'll say is I believe in you. :)

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

ever run to Tal and Acacia?

~Kathryn

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I'm actually struggling right now too. Partly because the husband is gone all the time so I have to run with E (who LOATHES being in the stroller for longer than ten minutes and gets all screechy which makes me anxious), partly because I don't know the area, and partly because I just feel blah. But i just went and bought clothes a size down so I better keep at it...

If you find the motivation, send me some?!

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