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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Do you ever just want to punch yourself in the face?

OMG this morning was a tough one. It was one of those mornings that ... oh... 2 months ago I would have given up and gone back to sleep and told myself lies. Today I even hit snooze, however, I managed to crawl out of bed and get into my running clothes.

All I can say is good thing that I had everything laid out all ready to go, or this day would have been a bust. Even once I was out on the trail warming up I had more "I don't wannas". I finally had to say out loud "DO IT YOU BABY".

Lets see - here are a few of the arguments/lies that I tried to tell myself so that I didn't have to run today:

-I'm tired
-think I"m getting sick (total BS lie to myself)
-I'll do it later
-It's kinda dark out - I can't run in the dark
-my ankle hurts
-my foot hurts
-my hands are cold
-I've done good and lost 2 lbs....I can take a day off this one time
-I have to pee
- people are looking at me
-I wanna be at the gym
-its cold
-Running outside is hard

In the end - I just started my watch and got to running. If you can believe it...I ran for 8.5 minutes before I looked at my watch.... which is AMAZING if you read about my first run here. Also.... I only did finger math twice to figure out how much longer I had to run. Total victory there! :)

Running on the track is harder then the treadmill. You don't get any momentum from the belt, but I tend to run harder on the TM as well. Trade off - in reality - I don't give a rats arse where I do it as long as I do it... and today was going to be bad for me to steal the car from the hubby for the day....so it was this morning or nothing... and I was NOT going to do nothing today!

So there you go, I did it! I'm sweaty and tired and my run is done and I get another gold star on the side of my blog for completing! :D


Tricia said...

Great job on the run! I have those "don't want tos" sometimes. I always tell myself just get out there, if you hate it after 15 minutes you can quite. But I never end up quitting.

Thanks for the comment yesterday.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

You did it, that's huge and didn't look at your watch for 8.5 minutes-I'm impressed. I usually look at the clock every 30 seconds, I swear that clock is slow.

Amanda said...

Wow you GO woman. Get down with your bad self ;-)

~*~ Beckie ~*~ said...

GREAT job! I totally made a zillion excuses this morning and DIDN'T get my butt out of bed so I'm VERY proud of you for making me look like a shmuk! lol. Seriously, tho... RIGHT ON!!!!! :-)

VRaz60 said...

TaDa!!! You did it! Way to go.

Katie said...

WOW! You ROCK, sister! That you kicked yourself out of bed and won the fight with yourself....that is TOUGH, but you did it!

Loves said...

Great job girl i am super super Super happy for you that is great. I am going for a run tonight but i totally did that hit the snooze button this morning and didn't wake up early in the morning there fore i didn't work out this morning but i am hitting the gym tonight and runnin on that treadmill

Sweety On A Diet said...

Well done for resisting those thoughts about not running!

She woke up FAT said...

Be proud.
On a cold morning I will come up with any excuse I can.