I haven't been enjoying running lately. While I love to run, as of late I absolutely dread getting on the treadmill.
Today I came to a realization: I have been training for something for over two years. A half marathon. A marathon. A half ironman. Another triathlon.
I need a break.
I exercise and train beause I enjoy it. I do it for me. So, when it ceases to be a fun challenge, I think that means I need to take a break.
I am dropping out of the CIM Marathon that I signed up for on December 6. For the next two months, I will be exercising for fun. Though I may do a few short 5k or 10k races, there will be no big events to train for. I'm going to do things that I haven't done in a while -- kickboxing, rollerblading, and spinning. I may even try some new things, like pilates or yoga.
I hope to come back refreshed in two months and ready to start base training for Ironman Lake Placid in July 2010.