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!