I recently decided to train to run my first 5k. I was doing great, getting to the gym 3 times a week to work the training program, and got up to the first day of week 3 when I got sick with a horrific head cold alongside my son getting double ear infections. I'm finally on the mend and eager to get back on track, despite the nagging voice in the back of my head trying to convince me to postpone my race, or abandon altogether. Helping me to stave off the Negative Nancy shacking up in my head, I'm making a "return to running" playlist to get me excited to get back at it. How do you stay motivated or get motivated to return to a fitness routine after an absence or illness?