Two days until I race in a 5k in Prospect Park and a little more than a week until the Hartford half marathon. These races cannot come soon enough. I’m going a little crazy here. I’m burnt out on running, and wondering why I feel this obligation to continue a hobby which really isn’t bringing me any joy lately.
A wise man on the internet once said, “you got to want it even when you don’t want it.” I’m definitely in a not-wanting-it phase right now. Hopefully these races will clear out the pipes, and reinvigorate my training. I have goals I’d still like to accomplish, but zero motivation to work towards them. Maybe it is time for a change, maybe I should hang up the running shoes for a while and return to the climbing gym, or the bike. We’ll see. For now, I’m going to do a mini-taper and hopefully have two good weekends of running.
Existential jock dilemma’s can wait until later.