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!!