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:
-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
-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