As I said in my previous post, the Super 5K was supposed to be a jump start back into training well and that it didn’t work. When I run, I realize that most of the time I enjoy it, even though often it is really hard. The problem is getting past the mental fears and the knowledge that it is cold and until I am about a mile in, I will remain cold. I hate being cold!
This week I have decided that I would try running in the morning before work. Just one day. That is all I have to do is run before work, one day. On Tuesday, I knew snow was coming. A lot of it. So I set my alarm for 5:30 AM with full intentions of heading out. I woke up at 5 AM, without my alarm and realized I had inadvertently sabotaged my efforts by washing my running clothes but not drying them.
I knew then, that I didn’t REALLY want to run in the cold. I tried convincing myself that I was excited to run outside in many different ways. I wasn’t buying the lines I was giving myself. Ultimately, I went to the full proof way I know of getting my A$$ moving on anything. I told Coach and Aaron my commitment and that I didn’t want to do it. HA! Within about 30 seconds of the HELP text, I had a message back. “What time will you be running!?”
Yep, that’s those fella’s for ya! They are ON IT!
I got out of work early which meant I could run on my favorite trails before dark. Although it took 45 minutes longer to get home than usual due to weather! It was beautiful out, so I grabbed my camera, layered up, put on my yak traks and headed over to the state park.
In case you are wondering, running in this mess is like running on a sandy beach. Hard!! It is hard to believe that 2 days earlier, I ran a 5 k, with no problems and on this day, I struggled to run/walk out a mere 2 miles. While difficult, it certainly is beautiful!!
Thanks boys for stepping up! Accountability works! Which also means…Friday will be my ONE day this week to run before work, since I haven’t yet. Who wants to call me at 5 AM? hehhehe