Thursday, March 6, 2008

An all-too-apt metaphor

During a run, when I'm tired and facing a big hill, I can usually motivate myself to push through the exhaustion and just make it up to the top of that hill. And the closer I get to the top, the harder I push to hit that crest.

But when I'm running on a long hill, so long that I can't even see the top... motivation becomes difficult. It's harder to give that extra push because I'm already so tired, and I know I'm going to be running hard for at least the forseeable future.

These days I constantly feel like I'm running on a hill with no crest in site. It varies in steepness, but I'm just constantly trying to catch my breath, and I never get a chance to just coast...

5 comments:

Amanda said...

You're right, when you can't seem the endpoint it becomes hard to stay motivated. I'm still struggling with all this. I'm trying this whole goal setting thing where I give myself a reward after meeting some intermediate goal. I'll let you know if that works!

ScienceGirl said...

My sentiments exactly. I hope you get a chance to coast soon.

The bean-mom said...

Work, baby, life... yes, it can all get overwhelming. I've been there, too.

I hope you get a breather soon.

(hug)

ScienceWoman said...

Hope you get a break soon.

Jenn said...

I think you just summarized my life right now too! Good analogy. I find I'm the same way.