I remember a time where I was driven solely by an event being on my calendar. Make that an event where registration was paid. If signs of apathy (i.e. weigh gain and/or addition flab to the midsection), I took it as a signal to find an event to train for. I found it odd that I couldn’t find the time to care for myself, before others, unless I was committed.
Or maybe it was that those who I was caring for didn’t give me the time and space unless there was money invested. Who knows?
Generally, this is the time of year that I start making goals and picking events for the upcoming year. So far, I’ve no desire to do that. I’m content to do my own thing without being married to a training schedule. I’m uncommitted to any sport or event right now.
Put simply, I am enjoying the freedom to run or bike, do yoga or hike. I like being able to go for whatever distance or time my heart desires. Maybe I go for a hike and stop at the water for some impromptu yoga poses. Perhaps I do some yoga at home, then head out for a run. It’s different but kind of cool.
It matters not what activity I choose but simply that I choose something. That, all by itself, is motivating.