Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Shocking lack of willpower....











I am really struggling with the running at the moment I was full of good intentions to run this evening and then Shelley cancelled on me. That should make no difference whatsoever but suddenly I full of mental discussions with myself about what else I could do instead of running. Me, who used to be so self-motivated!!








I had just about talked myself out of running this evening and decided that I really "needed" to stay in and do chores in readiness for my friend coming this weekend....in actual fact, penance for not running!








But I just read J's comment on my last post about going out for a 20 minute run and that "not being in my league"....! You can imagine the shame I feel at that. That someone thinks I'm out there pounding the streets and I was just about to take the pooches for an amble then stay in.








So, I'm going out for a run NOW and a heart felt "THANK YOU" to J for inspiring me to do it!








Hope you like the piccies, I tried to upload them yesterday but blogger was not cooperating for some reason....
Update - well I made it out for a decent run - I was out for over an hour but walked for the last 5/10 minutes as I wanted to give the dogs chance to sniff around and chase rabbits on the way home. It was hard but I managed a good long route and a couple of decent hills.
I was not terribly hard on myself or anything, took it steady and stopped a few times to take photos, let the dogs have a quick swim and get Minty on and off the lead occasionally. I think being relaxed helped. At the moment I'm not training for anything so why shouldn't I stop every now and then?? Hopefully that attitude will make it easier for me to go out running more regularly. I need this to become the habit it used to be for me once more.
Training tomorrow and another run with Shelley planned for Friday followed by a hiking weekend with a mate visiting from London so there's a good chance that this week will be properly active.....about time too.....
Fingers crossed for me!!

4 comments:

Crystal said...

Love the pictures! Everything is so green and beautiful there..so much nature! All I've got is pavement and palm trees.

Peridot said...

Beautiful pics as ever - feel very envious!

Well done on the run - an hour or so AND a hill sounds very impressive to me. And I think you doing what you need to do to enjoy it (and the dogs too) is definitely a good idea.

I seem to be coming down with a slight cold and am using this already in my mind as an excuse not to run tomorrow morning!

love
Peridot x

ThickChick said...

On the days my heart isn't in it, I don't force it. If I walk some, then I walk some. I think it is just important to get out there and do SOMETHING. Good on you for forcing yourself out there!!

And as always...gorgeous pics!

J said...

glad to be of assistance ( as you have been to me on countless occasions) x hope you had a great weekend