Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lost: Motivation - Reward For Information Leading To Its Return

I should have seen the burn out coming. I should have known better than to run/workout 6 days in a row. That was our bright idea a couple of weeks ago and now I'm dangerously close to being over it.

The early mornings are definitely out. I'm not sure who that person was that seemed to enjoy getting up at 5 am to run, but whoever she is, she has left the building. Or maybe she has fallen and can't get up.

My crazy running buddy is a teacher and goes back to work soon, so that is going to change things up and I hope that ends up being a good thing. I don't want to quit, but I'm definitely flame broiled, burnt out to a crisp.

Maybe if Jillian Michaels wasn't such a big mean bully. Or maybe if my running shoes actually fit me and didn't smell like mold. Or maybe if there were 36 hours in the day.

It's not just exercise, either. I had grand plans for an enormous garage sale, and I can't get it in gear to work on that either. Summer's almost over, so unless I can convince the die hards to trek all the way out to the middle of nowhere to buy my grandma's silk tree and my stained t-shirts, I'm not even sure it's worth the effort.

And the poor blog. Have you noticed? Running out of steam. Running out of ideas. Forgetting to write down the rare idea I do get.

I think I just need a long winter's nap.

Not to be confused with the daily summer nap I've been taking, because when you get up at 5 am to run, there's not a lot of choice in the matter. Momma gotta sleep.

And baby gotta have clean underwear, so I have to hide this Macbook and lock myself in the laundry room.

No time for a clever ending.

The End.


  1. Okay so you are losing motivation. But you've made this exercise stuff a habit at this point (right, it only takes a month? Or so they say....). So maybe change up the routine. You are BORED. (Sorry, running is boring...yes it's a great calorie roaster...but it gets old pretty my humble opinion.) So try out something else. What about jump roping (surely Chloe would LOVE to watch mommy do this!) ~ try out your sweet skills from when you were a child...a couple twists of the rope, some backward jumps and twists, etc. Or how about jumping jacks...for a long time. ;o) Or just walking at a fairly brisk pace (best fat-burning exercise there is ~ keeping your heart rate at a level of 45-75% of your maximum). Or dancing. Or some strength training with weights (and every couple of minutes or between reps jog in place for a minute to keep your heart rate high). get the point. You just need some V-A-R-I-E-T-Y...the spice of life babyyyyy. :o)

  2. oh i was totally in that boat a week ago, although i wasn't running a whopping 6 days a week. I decided to cut my schedule down to every other day and I must say it makes my runs a lot more enjoyable.

    on a different note- are you going back to work, as in teaching in a classroom w/ a chalkboard?

    miss you!