This time around, it hasn't been the same. I feel like my running is at a standstill. I'm not making progress, but actually running worse, or so it seems. Runs are becoming harder and I'm not making progress, which has greatly hindered my motivation. I'm frustrated to say the least.
I once heard that when a person is trying to lose weight, they go through certain plateaus. One week, they may drop 2 pounds and then do the exact same thing the next week and not lose any weight. Or perhaps it stays the same for the next few weeks before dropping a pound or two again.
I am not sure if this is where I am with my running or not, but I hope so. I wish I could get instant gratification with my running and see results every day. However, with all things, that is not how the world works. I will just be patient and wait...for however long it takes.