Thursday, July 30, 2009
I think I have hit the first big obstacle to my motivation. Yesterday my ipod stopped working and after 16 hours of trying all the tips and tricks I could find to fix it I finally had to admit that it is broken and it isn't coming back. There are several reasons this is affects my motivation. First, I can't finish the couch to 5K podcasts (and I was really enjoying them). Second, when I don't have music I feel like I run slower and I get bored faster. Third, I have the Nike+ accessory so I always had an indicator of how fast I was moving and how far I was jogging.
I still woke up early and headed out for exercise... running for awhile, walking for awhile and repeating, timing myself for thirty minutes of intervals and a five minute cool down walk. I just feel less motivated. I need the music to keep my pace, I need the podcast to have that goal to work toward, and I need the information to have a reward. I will keep running and follow the program as much as I can (at least until I can afford to replace my ipod, but I have a big vacation coming up soon). I just have to force the motivation a little more than I did before.