You know how people always say they enjoy their hobby but will never make it their “job” because they will lose their love for the hobby when it becomes an obligation?
Running has sort of became an obligation for me during these 2 months - mostly because I think I signed up for the Nj marathon on impulse - and while I love to run, I am starting to feel that some of the long runs I’m putting in are just.. Well.. Forced.
I am feeling this for the first time despite having trained for 3 marathons before. To be honest im not sure why - I think it’s a combination of:
1) Losing 3 - 5 hours every weekend morning I could spend cuddling with my boy - the time which we treasure the most because we never spend week mornings together due to work.
2) I have realized the importance of doing certain workouts (like HIIT) outside of running/steady state cardio. And the training has prevented me from being able to dedicate time towards those workouts.
I hate that I’m starting to feel this way - especially when I know how it feels like to love running so much I never want to do anything else.. But lately I wished i could dedicate my weekends to NOT running..
And hence I wished I never signed up for the NJ marathon. And the thing is I don’t want to run it half heartedly either… It’s a weird dilemma to have. I think maybe I’m just weird.
But anyway here’s a bit of Xin’s honesty Saturday. Sorry if it bored anyone out.