I gave myself permission to take a lazy week last week with easy, leisurely workouts and a few rest days, rationalizing it with the thought that I deserved a break after a few months of intense half-marathon and triathlon training. The trouble is, after taking a rest week, I can't get back into things this week! Yesterday I had big plans for yoga and a swim in the evening, but ended up running errands with my mom and couldn't make it to the yoga class. That didn't mean I had to miss swimming though, right? I must have been in an all-or-nothing mindset because before I knew it I was curled up on the couch eating a popsicle and watching Sister Wives. (Can't help but love that show, and I have no idea why...) This morning I planned to redeem myself with a 1000yd swim + 3 mile run. Well, I got off to a late start (I can't seem to get ENOUGH sleep these days!), and was dragging in the pool. Combine that with goggle issues and the next thing I knew, I was hopping out of the pool after just 500 yds. Oh well, I still had the run, right? Wrong. By this time it was already 80+ degrees, my stomach was upset for god knows why, and I was quitting after less than a MILE. Pathetic!!!
How do you get your motivation back?