I am in a funk. The weather is depressing. My job has been stressful the last few weeks. I have let my running slide. Down into oblivion.
Ok, in reality the funk is not insurmountable. It hasn’t even been a week yet. Nonetheless, the idea of sitting in my sweats with tea and my afghan is far more appealing than the frigid cold wind outside. And so, I have missed a few runs. This only adds to my funk. Running can defunkify me. Yet, the gray palette of Ohio winter is a stronger push inside. Thus, I have a vicious circle-o-funk. Winter funk–>stay inside–>running funk–>cranky mommy–>overuse of sweatpants–>avoiding the one activity that can break funk cycle.
I saw on a post that one runner, trying to find her mojo, liked to go to Pinterest and look up inspirational running quotes. Now, I know that a good quote can’t get me out the door, but it does remind me of why I love it when I do.
Here are a couple of my favorites: