There’s a story in Greek mythology about a man who rolls a stone up a hill. Every time he gets close to the top the stone rolls back down and he has to start over. It’s his eternal punishment. I feel like this story perfectly sums up my journey with working out. Every time I feel like I’m about to get to the top something happens and I’m back at square one.
I Miss My Crew!
Since this whole COVID-19, social distancing, shut down of the world is happening our workout groups aren’t coming for the time being. I didn’t expect it to affect me, but man I didn’t realize how much I rely on those groups! I’ve lost all motivation to workout. It’s just not the same when you don’t have your “crew”. No one wants to suffer alone haha.
Add to the loss of the groups the fact that the ruck I’ve been training for has been postponed. It was supposed to be next weekend, but that’s obviously not happening now. It’s been rescheduled for a date later on that I won’t be able to attend. I’ve always been very clear about needing a goal to work towards and now I no longer have that. I’m simply not motivated. I didn’t workout last week at all.
This week I was having some low back and hip pain, so Tuesday was focused on getting that fixed. I did workout yesterday, but not to the extent I was a few weeks ago. At this point, I feel like I’m at a standstill. I have to do something, though. I can already feel my body starting to regress. It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point and I don’t want to have to start over.
So now I have to find a new goal. If you have any suggestions feel free to share!
“To infinity, and beyond!” – Buzz Lightyear
You can still train for the ruck; do your own ruck event and compare your finish time/score to the winning time/score?