Today I was battling a bit of burnout. I woke up tired, and was sluggish for most of my morning. I didn’t want to be at work, and I sure could not fathom running. I exaggerated, in my mind, the pain in my foot, and made it seem worse than it was. I decided to create a post about beating burnout, and after reading my list and the many sites out there that address Runner’s Burnout, I actually started to come out of my slump.
By the time lunchtime arrived, I was ready to hit the treadmill at the gym. There was no way that I could run outside, because the weather was really unstable, and the skies could open up to a downpour at any time.
Even though in most cases the treadmill is monotonous and boring, I actually enjoyed the time I spent running on it. I set the incline to 1.5 and after 20 minutes I increased that to 2.5. I kept a pretty steady pace; between 5.2 mph to 5.7 mph. I ran my 3.13 miles in 36:05, and felt very good!
I’m glad that I didn’t allow the negative energy spoil a productive day of running. I’m going to keep referring back to my list to Beat Burnout, every day that I feel like I am in a slump.