Motivation Monday: the ‘race week’ edition

Motivating me this week is the vision of me doing this on Saturday:

Finishing the Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash in 2010.

The knowledge that I’ll be swimming in the Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash 2.5K Open Water Swim on Oct. 6 motivated me to squeeze in two quick 3,000-meter pool workouts on Thursday and Saturday. And it will motivate me to treat my body extra-nicely this week, knowing I’ll be asking it to perform at a higher level than usual in a few days.

Will the promise of a medal, a long-sleeve T-shirt and one of these beer glasses motivate me to start adding miles to my long run every week? Yup.

Also motivating me is the fact that I just signed up for the Wicked 10K in Virginia Beach on Oct. 27! The Philadelphia Half Marathon in November *should* be enough to motivate me to add miles to my weekly long run, which is only up to about six miles right now. It really should. But it is not, so I signed up for a race that offers many bright, shiny objects to excite and entertain my inner toddler: a cool, long-sleeve tech tee; a finisher’s medal; a commemorative beer glass; and an amazing- looking post-race spread that include Blue Moon beer and catering from Baker’s Crust, an awesome-looking local restaurant that will apparently be serving vegetarian chili. Yummm!

What’s motivating you this week?

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3 responses to “Motivation Monday: the ‘race week’ edition

  1. Good luck at the Splash, Amy!
    When can we go for a run? I need some motivation, too, and running with you would kick ass.

  2. You will LOVE that Wicked 10K! I ran it last year and would love to do it again, but it doesn’t fit my schedule. Enjoy it!!!

  3. shiny objects are excellent motivation. have FUN this weekend!

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