Ok, so here’s the deal. I had a 1 month off season, ok a little more than that but basically a month. I thought I was doing a 12-week triathlon training program but apparently my coach wants 16 weeks so alas, 1 month off! It’s cool. Except, I learned something on my little month(ish) hiatus.
I AM PERFECTLY FINE DOING NOTHING. Like straight up, totes chill with laying around and being lazy. I seriously don’t understand those people who are like, “OMG, I can’t run, I’m going to die” nope, that’s not me. I could make Netflix & chill into a career!
I know I should be more motivated but to be honest, without the goal, I gots nothing. Just to clarify, you have a goal coming up and you should maintain, isn’t a goal for me. Next Monday, when my 16-week training plan kicks off I’ll be much more dedicated but I have a plan. Left to my own devices I’m just like “blah”. I think it is because running/triathlon started out as a really social activity. Now, here in FL, it is really an individual sport. Mainly, because I haven’t found the tribe of people my speed/ability level. Sometimes I have others to play with but typically I don’t so it is not a means of accountability.
So, how do you motivate yourself? What gets you up and going when you don’t want to get up and go? I mean, The Arrangement, The Royals, Rise, This is US, lots of reasons to stay and hang. I mean, there has to be a MasterChef on somewhere right?!?! Help me find some motivation here??