It was getting harder and harder to run. Cold weather, lack of motivation, lack of the elevated feeling after a run, increasingly difficult to run longer distances...
On Saturday after a disastrous 5km run (which included many stops and stretches), I decided to stop for a while (two weeks) and try to get my mojo back.
I'm not sure how to get back the motivation and joy of running. Do I start slowly again and build my way up? Do I run shorter distances? Do I try on the treadmill (I've always been outside but the cold air is brutal).
I realise that my diet may have something to do with my difficulties. I got back on a keto diet after the Christmas holidays and my body may still be adjusting.
But I feel that it's not just a physical barrier - it's a mental barrier too.
When I look at my stats, I'm really proud of myself (400+km since Feb 2018, 100+ runs, etc.) but it's not enough to get me back out there.
Any suggestions, please?