I’ll be honest with you, I did not want to get out of bed this morning to go running. I know I need to put some extra training in because of all the 10km races coming up soon but that didn’t stop me from having that mental negotiation with myself as I lay snuggled up in bed.
My head told me:
- The cold front has arrived. You know you don’t like to run in the cold. I hate it!
- The wind is blowing. You hate the wind and this wind is icy. My worst!
- It’s Sunday. It’s the day of rest so turn over and go sleep. It sounded so good!
Somehow, I reasoned with myself that it was much warmer heading off to gym than it was being out on the roads, so off I went.
An hour later, driving home, I had the biggest smile on my face. Here’s what my heart told me:
- You did good. Sometimes I find myself training harder on the treadmill than what I do out on the road. And funny enough, I am able to run in under 8 mins /km on that “deathmill”
- The woman running on the treadmill next to me had a prosthetic leg. Nothing says be grateful you can run than seeing that
- Your body thanks you! I had that awesome red glowing face. I love that look!
I need to remind myself regularly that not once have I ever regretted running.
Earlier this week, I happened to find jasmine on my time trial route. What an awesome smell which always alerts me that Spring is finally on its way.
Thank goodness for changing seasons! Running is not for sissies (unless there’s a cold front, right?). Have a wonderful week!
I really need to stop making 100’s of excuses! Good for you for going to gym anyway!
Awesome! You and I had the same idea – I also headed to the gym to get out of the wind. Cold weather I can handle, but wind + cold weather = hell no! What 10km’s do you have planned? Possibly see you on the road soon! X
Hoping to do Old Eds on Sunday, then Wanderers and Gerald Fox. Hubby is training for City to City and half iron man which helps me because we then enter races. I usually run half the distance and still finish in the same time as him. LOL, mega fail! 🙂 But hopefully see you at the races?
Awesome! I’m doing Sandton to Soweto on the 10th, then wanderers in Aug. And then hopefully i will be ready to do the half Gerald Fox, otherwise I’m joining you! My boyfriend is forever training for something, guess it pushes us to reach our own goals!
I was reading, suddenly wondering why you were talking about spring… then I read the bio page and thought… duh? People do live in the Southern Hemisphere.
I am not a runner, but I am glad you managed the willpower to get some exercise.