Nothing motivates me more to run than running itself!
Back to pain free days…period is days past now so my endometriosis pain is mostly gone for now too. And my back injury(whatever that was) seems to be pretty much okay so I had done a run the last two days. I actually got up and did a morning run both days! Amazing for me. My sleep schedule how been fairly back to normal so morning runs have been much easier to do. My new place is close to an old running spot I used to go to several years ago quite often and I am enjoying the proximity.
So, about that motivation. I have another half marathon in 3 weeks that I am already signed up for but I do not feel ready for (at least not to do any sort of a stellar job in) since I have taken several weeks off from running due to pain. My pain has also caused a bit of depression which further makes motivation for running hard to muster. The cure it seems every time is just to force myself to do it anyhow when I get into one of these funks.
Just go do one run, you won’t regret it!
That run leads to another run and each ones feels easier and better. It just feels good to be outside and moving. To get those endorphins. To feel my body move with confidence and power. To feel healthy. To let my mind wonder. To be with my dog, Parker. It feels good to give something good back to myself. To remind myself that I am strong after all. Strong in body, in will, in mind.