I can definitely empathize with some of the things Lara mentioned in terms of motivation. I love love walking but it can be difficult to push yourself out the door when life is busy and things get in the way. For the last month or so, work has been very busy (which I am glad about), so I've only been getting my Saturday long workouts in. You definitely notice that eight miles is a little more difficult when you haven't been to the gym all week. The important thing is to just get back out there and walk or run whenever you can!
I am looking forward to the next big half marathon in less than a month and will do my best to get my workouts in. It's been a better week this week. The weather is great and I am making my workout a priority over everything else. I know in the big scheme of things it doesn't matter if I PR in my next half marathon or not just that I go out there, do my best, and have fun!!