OK, I am finding it much more difficult to keep this up on vacation than I thought I would. For starters, its like 100 degrees here. I am running on the treadmill in the house, so that isn't so much the problem, but the heat is wiping me out. I feel so low energy that it is a Herculean effort to go upstairs for a run. Also, I don't like running on the treadmill. Even with the iPod and a TV in the room, I find it very boring to run in one spot. That being said, I ran yesterday on the treadmill after having blown off running on Sunday AND Monday. Our fourth of July party started on Saturday afternoon when the first revellers arrived. The last of them did not leave my parent's house until Monday evening. It was so much fun, but absolutely impossible to motivate for a run.
I have said it before, but getting off schedule is a big problem. The routine is important and I think your body gets conditioned to the schedule. Boy did I feel it yesterday. It was a miserable run and I hated every second of it. It is so tough when that happens because then the dread sets in for the next run. I need to hit it again tomorrow, but I can't think of anything I want to do less. I am loving the time I am spending with my family and so glad I still have 2 more weeks of vacation here, but in addition to seeing my husband, I look forward to getting back into the routine I love at home. I don't think I will ever love running on the treadmill and as long as this heat holds up, I just can't bring myself to run in it. Seriously, there is a 30 degree difference here from home...I did see that there is rain on the horizon this weekend, so I may take that opportunity to go outside and run. THAT would be more like my home routine.
No matter where or how though, I need to just keep it up. I will do my very best to bring a bit of sunshine back to my blog next time (and BTW, it is very difficult to write this blog here...the computer is upstairs and my kids are very bored up here!). I don't want to let any of you down though nor do I want to let myself down, so I will push through this slump and I will do better! Though it seems a little more challenging today to hang onto the motto, I will tell myself over and over until I am really feeling it again: I CAN DO IT!