Bright sunshine, warm but not sweaty warm, great day to be outside. Great day to be alive. And looking good in my INKnBURN Bee Tech if I may say so 😊
Life is why I train to run. Why I like to walk and hike. Why I strength train. Computers, TV, desk jobs, cars, etc.. I always remind myself if I didn’t motivate myself to get my training in, I would always be on my butt. Sitting will not add years to my life. Only getting up and getting it done will.
Last night I was up late, very very late. And that led to waking up very very late. Which led to wanting to just make it a lazy couch potato day. Or what I will call, the dark side I’m not your average happy runner. I’m not a natural athlete. I’m much much more like Simon Pegg in Run Fat Boy Run. It’s hard and I get frustrated. But I’m determined and will do it.
Back to wanting to be be lazy and the dark side trying to take over ⚠️ I knew I had a choice to make. So I decided, “don’t think”. If I think, I will give myself excuses and self assurance that taking a day off will be just fine. Well, remember when I did that a few months ago, and yeah I stopped training for nearly three months. So I didn’t think about it. I just skipped morning coffee, drank some water with lemon and laced up my shoes and went right out the door. I don’t need your cookies, and if I want a cookie, I will earn a cookie! I was grumpy as I headed out the door. I wanted my coffee lol. But once I was out there, I had zero regrets. I felt physically better and was proud of myself for not caving in. And I didn’t get a cookie, but I did stop and get a coffee on my way back 😉