Usually I would be excited to be sore. It really happens so rarely (does this mean I'm not working hard enough or that I'm in great shape?). Today I am not excited about being sore though. You know that sore feeling that is a good sore? That sounds counter intuitive, but I have definitely felt good to be sore before. This sore is a mixture of soreness and exhaustion. I did a few plank exercises this morning and was SHAKING! I never shake when I do planks. I am just not excited at all about this soreness.
As a matter of fact, I'm not very excited about anything workout related today. This week hasn't been great as far as my workouts go and I feel like I'm in a workout rut. I just am not all there mentally. I want to workout because I don't want to lose anything that I've accomplished over the past few months but I just don't feel like doing it. I need to figure out how to get my motivation back.
I went out for my "awesome" run this morning. I only ran 1.5. The voice inside my head that tells me to keep going is just not there.
So then I came home and put in P90X Core Synergistics... and I just struggled through the whole thing. I had to keep pausing it and even took a shower half way through. What the heck? I need to get my mojo back!!!
Part of me thinks that maybe I'm struggling because my body honestly needs a break. I have a slight twinge in my left knee and in my right ankle. I've been having these pains for a few weeks now but for my runs after about the first 1/4 mile I don't really feel the aches anymore. I'm starting to feel them longer throughout the run though. I was reading up on the P90X workout plans and all the plans have 3 weeks of intense exercise followed by atleast one "recovery week" where the exercise isn't as intense. Maybe I should just slow down and give my body a recovery week. Running stadiums every other day and then running 4.5 miles every other day with other various intense exercise videos thrown in is probably a lot to ask my body to maintain long term.
That being said, I've decided to not be too hard on myself about today. I had already planned for tomorrow to be kind of on the relaxed side... so two days off and then Saturday I'm going to BRING IT on my run. I think I'll be up to it since my runs this week have been fairly short (3 miles and 1.5 miles). I sure hope so anyways.