I feel better, and like Ninearms, I record stuff and this encourages me. Records, and PBs are motivators, and noting that I've done stuff, to me and others is a motivator. I am a geek, and motivate with maths. Last year I started annual targets, and this year am completing a target to run the length of Britain. I mark all runs I do against a map. This motivated me at times, now it isn't, but that';s because other targets have taken over the drive. Sometimes I love training and feel great. Other times I really don't want to, but force myself. Sometimes it still feels great after I've forced myself to train.
Being a good vegan is part of it. Last night I wore my Vegan Runners vest when I ran. I didn't want to be easing up when people were around.
If I delve into my psychology there's probably insecurities. At school I was seriously unfit, in the last 5% at everything from football and running to throwing and skill sports. An amount of piss was taken and it did affect my status. These days I'm thinking about middle age and realise there's downward pressure on my acheivements. I want to have my youthful abilities for as long as possible, or rather, forever.
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]