Just Do It!

Today I was supposed to run 3 miles after work.  Being a teacher is tiring!  After teaching first grade all day, and working before and after school, and having meetings before and after school, I stepped out of our school and thought “NO WAY am I running!”  It was dark, windy, and depressing outside.  I quickly nixed my plan to run and decided I would just cut out this run from my weekly training plan.  As I got in the car, I started thinking…If I cut out this run, I will be cutting myself short, which decreases the chances of completing my training.  Then I thought, how hard could a quick 3 mile run be?  I thought about how I would feel after my run.  I continued to give myself a pep talk the whole drive home.  By the time I got home, I changed as fast as I could, and just got outside and did it!  And of course, after just a few minutes I was warm and feeling great with my music on, and endorphins going.

 

I realized, I should JUST DO IT!  Whenever I start talking myself out of running, I need to remember how I feel after the run, not before or during.  The amount of time that a short week night run takes is negligible, but skipping it is so not worth it!

Half marathon 3

I signed up for a half marathon in April in Chicago! Since I don’t belong to a gym I will be doing all of my training outside. This will definitely be an adventure! I started running a few weeks ago and it was about 20 degrees. After just a few minutes I realized I didn’t have any of the right gear. I have never run in the bitter cold before, so this is all new to me! Since that freezing run, I invested in some cold weather gear, and am up to 5 miles in my training! IMG_8603.JPG