I, too, am training for an October marathon, my first. I echo everything North said and want to emphasize a couple of points.
I find logging my runs very helpful. I can't stand to have a blank spot in the log and that helps motivate me, as does seeing the progress week to week.
I have a daily routine. Running is not something I've added to my schedule, it's a core piece, part of my daily routine. I get up, have a couple of cups of coffee, and hit the street five days a week. On the other two days it's off to the gym. My goal is daily exercise with a focus on running.
Speaking of goals, I make every run count. I was getting burnt out a while back because I'd let my runs get boring. Now I have a goal for each run.
Every day when I come back from running I walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror, and say "Well, kiddo, you did it again."
And, lastly, I see running this way: I don't always like going there, but I almost always like being there.
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