We are nearing the end of a beautiful summer and for some this is the start of the off season while for others, there are still some big races ahead. Regardless. it seems over the past few weeks I have heard from several athletes that this is the time of year they start to struggle with motivation. They are asking if it is burnout? Change of weather? The let down of a busy summer or maybe just that life is too busy and something has to give?
It is hard to really know why sometimes it is hard to be motivated for a workout even when we know it gets us closer to a goal we have.
Don’t despair though, at some point or another even the most dedicated athlete gets on the struggle bus and has a hard time motivating for workouts.
Truly this is a part of training. The best thing to do when this happens is to try and step back and evaluate why you are really struggling. There may be many reasons but hopefully some of our tips and ideas will help you figure out how to stop that bus and tell the driver you want OFF and are ready to find that motivation again!