Burnout is real, it happens to everyone, and when it comes to training and working out, it doesn’t get talked about enough. We all start these workout programs, or pick a race, or event and train for it. We know that it’s “good for us”, and that it’s important for our overall health and wellbeing. And most of the time we really enjoy it, but we all hit that rut, or rough patch, where we simply lose motivation and can’t quite figure out why. Somewhere along the line the process becomes tedious, or loses its excitement, and then we fall victim to ourselves. We simply find any excuse to avoid it, maybe it’s work, or family, or man that weather has been awful, or one that I find myself using a lot, “I’d benefit more from extra sleep today”. (Which often turns into tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.) Today I’d like to offer up some strategies for overcoming that burnout feeling, because like it or not, it is human nature, and will happen to all of us at one time or another.
I would love to hear how you fight the dreaded training burnout, leave your suggestions in the comments, and happy training!!