I’m still just not feeling well rested or ambitious enough to tackle seven miles right now. I am feeling discouraged but it isn’t just my running right now. Part of it is the concern I have over the path our president appears to be taking our country, part of it is the lack of sunlight and warmth we get here in the Midwest at this point in winter, part of it is exhaustion, and part of it is an accumulation of work frustrations. My husband did get home late last night so getting our family back into it’s usual routine will help. I ran two miles with him this afternoon and it was great to catch up with him. I picked his brain about strategies to help with my class of unmotivated students. He has great insight into unmotivated students from his school experience. My conclusion for now is to keep doing what I always do. Keep moving forward.