I. DO. NOT. WANT. TO. RUN. TODAY.
I am sitting here, looking outside at the prefect day, trying to make up excuses as to why i can't run tonight. When it comes down to it, I'm tired. Like, really tired. I have seven miles to run tonight, and then friday is a glorious, glorious rest day. Right now though, seven miles seems damn near impossible, and i would rather go home, lay on the couch, and make Matt bring food to me. One reason i am so tired is that i have been running alot. Not alot for people who run, but alot for me. I am reaching that point where i am feeling drained, and no amount of food or sleep can accommodate.
Another reason is that last night, i said screw food, screw sleep, i am going to the blackhawks game!
|Front row seats, naturally.|
It was a great game, WE WON IN OVERTIME! but that also meant i was up wayyyy past my bed time.
I know every runner has to dig deep from time to time to find the motivation to start a run when they are tired, and finish a run when they are even more tired. I try and remind myself that i am so fortunate to be able to have enough food available to me to sustain long runs, and the luxury of taking an hour of time (or more!) just for myself to go running. and legs, i have those. A lot of people don't have all of the above things. So i need to shut up and be grateful and just go on my damn run.
And when all that positive thinking fails, i just imagine there is a zombie behind me.
What motivates you when you need to dig deep?