It's nothing compared to the troubles that some people are facing right now, but with my entire race calendar for 2020 coming off the table it's still hard not to feel something of a void. Over winter I'd gone pretty hard building for some big goals, and whilst there may be some opportunities towards the end of the year, the reality is that right now no one really knows what going to happen; with nothing on the horizon, it's really hit my motivation to get out there.
Although more recently the focus for me has been on the social and training aspects of running, through both group runs and races, when I think back to a few years ago when I first started running it was really more about escapism. Running was something I could do without having to think; a way for me to break free from the stress and anxiety I suffer and just be alone for a while. With the stress of every other thing going on right now it's that kind of escapism, that motivation, that I need.
I might not be seeing any start lines for a while, but I know I'll be seeing this sight again. It's just going to take a little refocusing. 🙂 - 2 hours ago