Lack of motivation

Now I know what lack of motivation is all about! The running track on a cruise ship is 220m full circle. (Oblon really). So to do my 5k, I need 22 rounds. Can't do this. Inhuman! Maximum I did was 12 round x220m. Then I went to the fitness centre and did 1k on the machine. The whole lot was not enjoyable. Then if you add on the humidity of Indonesia at this time of the year, even at 5am, it is still Inhuman. So, stuff it, I am not doing it. not motivated. This morning I walked 12 rounds then jogged for 2 runs. I was completely soaked. So my motivation will resurrect itself on the way back once we hit the cooler weather.

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  • How long till you get back? I think just enjoy your cruise and maybe try to keep stamina up with early morning swims before the pool gets full. Indonesia?! Lucky you!

  • Four and a bit days to sail back home. I will run outside again on the third day I think but will use the fitness centre tomorrow, nice and a/c. Somehow walking machines cannot compare with outdoor running.

  • Most important thing enjoy your holiday. You deserve it. Stamina and fitness will still be there when you get back and your muscles will love the rest and you will probably come back to one of your best runs, so have some fun.

  • Thank you. I think at my age it is easy to loose stamina

  • Interested to hear this as I am going on a cruise to the Far East in a couple of weeks. I suspect I'll give it one try and then abandon the idea!

  • You may be ok if you don't get the humidity. Also I had lost Laura but found her when I packed our backpack to go ashore, so will try with Laura on the way back.

  • Enjoy your hols, can't blame you for not enjoying the circuits, well done for giving it a go! Relax, you deserve it! merry christmas!! :)

  • Thank you Ali, merry Christmas to you too

  • LOL. First World Problems award of the season.

  • I know 😂 Life wasn't meant to be easy ......😂

    I had also lost Laura when I unpacked and running blind is just not my stuff. Lucky I found her yesterday at the bottom of my backpack.

    We came across a few runners on the beach here and honestly I admire anyone who can run in the humidity and thunder.

  • I had the same problems on Britannia. I waited till we docked and did a couple of runs around the dock areas, and a nice long run into the local town and back. I did manage 5k on the 'running' deck once (the garmin trace was quite fun) and the treadmill for about 1k. I did a bit of strength training cos the gym was quite well equipped and empty.

  • Haha, Yes I will use my TomTom and see how drunk I appeared.

  • I did use my TomTom and after doing a few 220m runs, my watch told me I had run 7km at 2minutes per km! I had forgotten the ship was moving 😁

  • What ship are you on? 220 metre seems quite small. I will be sailing on Sun Princess from Fremantle to Africa via Indian Ocean ports - I am quite looking forward to using the treadmills in the gym - although I must admit that they can get quite hot in there, even though they are airconditioned, I will be preparing for a 10K in March

  • Small ship. Astor. 500 passengers. Short and narrow running deck just on the top by the chimneys. I have been on the Sun Princess and the walking (running) deck is a good one. It is under cover and the whole length (except the front pointing bit) of the ship at its widest. You also can go round and round. And your Garmin will give you fantastic statistics. I did 1k in 2 minutes.... Haha. Shame the ship was moving ..... Enjoy your cruise Bazza.

  • If you need motivation and you are feeling devilish, try running on the ship's 220 metre track very early morning. All you need to do is then think of the poor souls trying to sleep in the cabins immediately underneath you as you pound away above their heads 😈

    I did say that you had to be feeling devilish...

  • Hahaha

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