Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Instant Motivation

My running has been sporadic and kind of crappy lately.  I have been having big motivation issues that I am trying to overcome and I need something to focus on for my running or I just might stay in the "blah" zone for the rest of the year.  I need to get my mojo back so I can build up a strong base to start marathon training in January.  Besides, I miss running and running well.  *sigh* Those were the good ol' months.

Enter Amanda at Run To The Finish and her PR Challenge.  She is getting different people across the running blogland to compete at your chosen distance (5k, 10K, half, or full marathon) to have a bigger PR than your competitors.  The competition runs from October 1 to November 30 and all you have to do to sign up is head on over to her blog and fill out the information for your distance, previous PR, and name.  Whoever doesn't have the biggest PR in your group will send a small token to the winner for a) motivating them to get out and run and b) congratulating them on their accomplishment.  Voila!  Instant motivation!   Since signing up a few days ago I already feel more motivated.

I am signed up for the 5K group of 26-31 minute PRs and will hopefully blow my previous record of 29:14 out of the water.  I haven't picked my race yet but I am leaning towards the GreenLake Gobble on November 21 as my chosen race. 

I know there are a few of you out there who sometimes need some motivation.  Any more takers?


Kath said...

I'm not a runner but I can attest to the motivation from online competition. I'm toying with signing up for NaNoWriMo again this year... I couldn't have written 50,000+ words in a month without the online pep talks and tracking stuff.

You'll run in November. I'll write. : )

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Thanks for the shout out!! We are definitely getting more participants so I hope it helps everyone :)

aeep said...

Hmmm, but I am so lazy. I was thinking about getting my butt in gear for a half sometime soon.

If I pick a 5 or 10K I will have to run fast. Yuck