Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I'm Looking for Inspiration . . .

. . . but really, it has to come from within. Because I've got plenty of external motivation, like all those people about to rock out at Kona this weekend. They're about to race at freaking Kona, and I'm bitching about a 3000-yard swim workout in a nice heated pool. Sigh.

Anyway, I've been having lots of trouble getting my ass in gear, especially when it comes to swimming. Even with workouts that mix things up, I can't get the motivation to go get in the pool, especially when I get home from work.

And I blew out the back tire on my bike last week, and still haven't replaced it. Or gotten the wheel trued.

But running is going well; I'm feeling good and have the Baltimore half-marathon coming up this weekend, which should be a lot of fun. It'll be me and 5,500 of my closest friends. And we're staying in a hotel right near the starting and finish lines, so we don't even have to leave too early to get to the start in time, nor will we have to travel far back to our room. Which is good, because that means I can save my legs for the walking around the Inner Harbor we're going to do Saturday afternoon :)

It'll come. Maybe I need to start planning my races for next year; that might get me going.

But, work is awesome. I was assigned to my first choice of practice groups, and the people seem wicked smart but also a ton of fun. Not only that, but they're not laughing at my stupid questions, but are giving me the time and direction I need to figure things out. Today, I had a (very basic) question about a (very basic) part of our practice, and instead of pointing out a book I could use to find the answer, one of the senior associates sat in my office and explained it to me. And then he pointed out a book I could use to get more info, but that he took the time to sit down and talk to me was great. But I'm freaking exhausted every day when I come home, which I'm sure isn't helping my workout motivation at all.

It'll come, though. Things will calm down, I'll learn the ropes at work, and things will come together again. It's just going to take some time.

4 comments:

Speedy said...

Woo-Hoo for being a lawyer!!!

And I totally hear ya on that whole, um, motivation... thing. Yeah.

IM Able said...

Have you taken any time off? Maybe that's the ticket. With my training, I've found that sometimes I have a mojo for it, and sometimes I simply don't. And the times when I don't, I find that there are other areas of my life that are looking for a little TLC. Maybe this is a good time to just focus your energies on getting used to work? Maybe a little nesting at home? More time with the dogs? Or even try something new, like volunteering someplace you've always meant to.

Have FUN this Fall!

Dan Seifring said...

Hope all is well and hope you have found that inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes your body just knows you need a break and creates one for you. Enjoy some time off, then get back at it!

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