If you’ve read any of my posts you would know that I’m trying to train for a marathon. Trying is the main word! It’s less than 8 weeks to go until that huge 42K and I’ve barely touched the 18K mark. There are reasons why I believe has stopped me from going further in my training, but everything sounds like an excuse. I don’t like excuses and really dislike when I start coming up with ‘reasons why’ I haven’t done it. Here they are anyway. One: It has been raining three days straight and the weather is under 10 degrees. Two: The last two times I attempted running I had serious cramps on my shins, possibly from a stress fracture, so I have been told to take a couple of days off. I also needed new running shoes because my current shoes has been in some serious use for over a year and had holes in them. It annoys me that I let it get that bad before I got new ones. I just tend to have that student mentality of living on a budget all the time. Although, money isn’t just pouring out the walls I can still budget enough to get something comfy! Running can be expensive hobby! Three: it’s hard finding motivating long routes. I am not from this city, and so I feel I don’t yet know the exciting places to run and so I end up doing the same type of route all the time. It’s exhausting and boring. I will attempt new places next time I go out there. Most of these are pretty silly excuses, right? In all honesty I think I’m just struggling to motivate myself through such regime by myself. I will keep looking for motivation and this week I will do a 20K run. Could you hold me accountable?