Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself, I find a good healthy dose of reality will really put things in perspective. We've been watching the saga of the cruise ship (non story). No working plumbing, no showers, no a/c, no phones, no internet (the horror!), food shortages (but there was an open bar). I can emphasize with their problems and the headaches that they had to handle, but I kept thinking about all the men and women who have been serving overseas in Afghanistan or Iraq.
When training for my half marathon in January, there were days I just really didn't feel the desire to hit the road. Some lame excuse about being too tired, or too cold, or too wet to lace up my ASICS. I did use some motivational techniques from long term runners: On those days when you don't feel like running, lace up your shoes and go out for just a mile run. You usually find that once you've gone that mile, you find it easier to go further.
Lately I have been busy are work and my motivation is seriously lacking. Haven't run in two weeks and I am getting testy. I've working through my Netflix queue and some of my tv additions. I normally don't get hooked on the latest shows. I don't watch The Voice, DWTS, Survivor, Top Model, Jersey Shore, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo. I will take time for American Pickers, Top Gear, and the occasional Pawn Stars. The latest two shows I am kinda hooked on is Walking Dead and Justified. I missed this commercial during the Super Bowl but still found it funny.