I had a long run scheduled for Sunday…six miles according to the marathon plan I have been following.
But this past weekend had me feeling that familiar lazy-I just want to sit on the patio and drink my coffee- kind of feeling.
I did not want to go for a run.
All the excuses popped into my head.
I don’t think I can run 6 miles today.
I think I feel a twinge here…or maybe there.
I should rest it more.
And honestly, I really did feel all of those things.
Begrudgingly, I tied my shoes. I hemmed and hawed over to have pig tails or a pony tail. Did I have the right music set?
PROCRASTINATION with a capital P!
I stood on the front step and looked down and snapped this picture. In that instance, I had a choice; step off or go back inside.
I chose to take that step and off I went.
And truth be told?
The run totally sucked.
I really didn’t want to do it. It was hot & humid (I do not tolerate heat well at all-after having heat stroke in my lifeguard days).
I suffered through every single mile, bartering with myself…”when you get to that corner, we can walk.” or “you can make it another 5 minutes” Then I would get mad at myself for being such a wimp.
During the last mile, I told myself to shut up. It is ok to have an off day. Not every run is going to be awesome. The fact that I took the step and did it, no matter how ugly, and let me tell you, it was ugly- was enough.
And the best part? Oh, that came from Instagram…
when my friend Emily left a comment that simply said:
FYI, I ran this morning because of this tweet.
How awesome is that?
You rock Emily!
What inspires you to Just Go, when you don’t feel like it?