Starting again

I am struggling to get motivated about training. I have a load of events coming up that would massively benefit from me having a consistent approach to fitness but for the past year I haven’t been able to get into it at all. I make training plans and then just blow them off. 

A couple of reasons why I think I am struggling:

Since moving to Dubai and being in a triathlete heaven is that everyone seems to think training is going to be awesome! But riding 90k on your own is still riding 90k on your own. It takes just as much motivation to get up off the bed and pack your stuff and go. 

Working out was a great way to shake off the day of sitting at a desk. Since not sitting a a desk 8 hours a day I don’t feel like I need to thrash myself into action. 

They say if you want something done, give it to a busy person. When I worked full time I'd squeeze runs in all over the place and feel awesome that I'd managed to fit them in. Even doing double days during ironman training. Now I just feel turbo shit that I don’t do enough.

For some reason every time I go out for a run I feel like I could run the same as I did when I was training for ironman, but I can’t. I am nowhere near the level of fitness I was back then and the weather here is hot, which I do not deal with well. I should be more forgiving with myself about what state I am at. I still have a good base level of fitness just not good base level run fitness. A conservative training plan I will get back in no time, I just have to stick with it.

But why does getting back on the horse aways have to be so hard?

Tanya Holbrook