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.
Thank goodness for changing seasons! Running is not for sissies (unless there’s a cold front, right?). Have a wonderful week!