Happy Halloween! Here’s some sccarrrrry news — I’m in a little of a running funk.
I don’t know why – maybe it was the death of my Fitbit … maybe it’s the cold mornings … maybe it’s how dark it is … maybe it’s the same running routes … maybe it’s the fact that I don’t have any races in the near future … but whatever it is, I NEED to get out of it!
If you look at my mileage, below, it doesn’t paint the full picture. The funk really started on Wednesday and 3 days in a row I slept through my alarm and/or just didn’t get out of bed. And then I didn’t run all weekend, which is usually prime running time for me! Yes, the weather was cold and rainy and cruddy, but still – no runs is weird.
I’m not sure how to get out of it.
Some questions for you:
- What do you do to get out of a running funk?
- I’ve asked this before, but I need answers! What kind of running watch/fitness device do you have? do you like it?
Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!
4 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run: Feeling in a Running Funk”
It is getting tougher for me to get up and get out the door early now for a run when it has been dark and chilly. I love my Garmin 235. The face of the watch is pretty large, but I got used to it pretty quick and wear it as my every day watch.
Cold, dark and cruddy will definitely do that! I think all of the factors you mentioned are to blame. I have the Fenix5S and it’s pricey but amazing.
I’m struggling with a bit of a funk as well. I know in my case a little downtime post MCM is good, but I just can’t seem to find my run love. Hopefully my body will adapt to the cooler temps soon and I’ll get back out there. Otherwise, I just have to force it and do it, even when I don’t want to…
I struggled through winter (my winter is June – August) so I know that feeling. Maybe as soon as the body adjusts to the dark and cold, you will find your groove again? Or maybe you are like me and need a race to keep you focused? Maybe look for one so that you have a goal to look forward to… Hope that helps xx