A few weeks ago, I wrote about how to get back in the groove after missing a few workouts. It’s that time of the year when you begin to let go of peak fitness and both ruminate on 2013 and look forward to 2014.

Nicole, who is doing a little run across the United States in 2015, was in a bit of a running slump the last few weeks. She wrote candidly about it on her blog and I wanted to make sure to share it with everyone here.

1. Take a break
I mean, of course, right? If you’re completely burnt out, you need to back off. So, I talked to my coach, I hid my running shoes for five days, and tried not to think about all of the fitness I might be losing. After those five days, I felt a tiny spark of wanting to run again (yay!), but during that first run back I still felt shitty (booo). It felt like I was running through quicksand, both mentally and physically, and I realized that the break hadn’t been long enough. Or, rather, that I needed a different kind of break – one that fell in between structured training and complete rest…

Make sure to hear over to her site, Life Less Bullshit and read her post. It has awesome information that will help you if you feel stuck, especially coming out of the 2013.

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