I’ve been avoiding running.
Could be the shin splints. Which, by the way, are improving thanks to your suggestions (new shoes, calf stretches).
But I think there’s something more. I usually crave getting out and moving.
I suspect it’s because my swimming and cycling are stronger right now. I’m rewarded for doing those things because I already feel strong when I start.
The last few times I’ve hit my run I’ve felt heavy and slow. There is zero magic going on.
I know that I have to run more to reach that magic place. I’m just feeling a wee bit discouraged right now. I’ll get it back. Less writing, more running.