Wow this month has felt so long! It’s that time again. Time for the September Runfessions with Marcia where we bare all about running and fitness. So let’s get right to it. I have a lot to Runfess.
Here it goes-I honestly hated pretty much every run I ran this July and August. The heat and humidity really hit me so hard this year. I felt so defeated for months both physically and mentally. I got so discouraged having to take so many walk breaks. I was exhausted and frustrated after almost every run. In all sincerity, I thought about giving up running all together a few times. But really, what in the world would I do with myself? Thank goodness I had my Runner girl gang and lots of iced tea and slurpee runs to pull me through. I am going to assume it was a two month case of heat exhaustion.
On a more positive note, the last 3 weeks have gone much better. The slightly cooler temps seem to have made a huge difference. The walk breaks have ended and I am starting to build back my base. I think I have gotten my mojo back and I am ready to work on my running again. I have some big races on my schedule for winter and spring. Those miles are not going to run themselves are they? Now if we could just get mother nature to bring in actual fall temps, that would be great.
So tell me running friends, did you ever have a significant period of time where you really just disliked running? How did you snap out of it? Thanks for letting me get that off of my chest. I feel better after this September Runfessions.