This is so true. How hard I have tried to change up my running training — like my writing. I did the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in January in costume and trained with friends. That helped attitude. Then got plantar fasciitis and did exercises and wore a sleep boot. That got me healthy. Then gave up alcohol and sugar for Lent. That helped diet. Did the Napa-Silverado Trail Half Marathon in April and put together a custom playlist, that I never played as I was mesmerized by the monotony of vineyards. And now I will do the Diva Half Marathon with a pink tutu, and an adjusted pacing. What hasn’t happened is real change, like speed training, weight training, or tempo runs.
Real change is hard. Thank goodness there is still time for one more run, one more article to write, one more book to rewrite.