Remember yesterday? When life got into my way of running? Yeah. So do I.
This morning I set my alarm an hour early and went out for a run. It was the best I could do. My legs felt a little heavy but I quickly warmed up and then felt fast. I need to stop making excuses. Not having the time is my fault, too. What I need to do is make time to be healthy.
Why do I run?
I run to be healthy. To get faster and feel strong. I run to spend time on my own and to tune out of the life I spend studying, sitting in front of my desk or even my laptop. I run to think and if I get the chance I run to spend time with great friends.
Yes, it`s hard to make the time and get out there but after you do it you feel so much better. For tomorrow, my alarm is set again. I will be up bright and early. This is always best for me, because I prefer getting things done early and feeling like I accomplished something already. This is a true motivation.
Now I only just need a great friend like one of these inspiring ladys – Kara Goucher or Shalane Flanagan. One who will be there during training, in the races and afterwards. Someone I can rely on. (via)
Edit to clarify:
Yesterday factors that I couldn`t influence (namely my classes and appointments) got into my way. If I had known that before (in the morning) I would have gotten in that planned workout. But since you never know what happens I could not. Then in general it was a bit of a messy day – very stressy. So now I decided to be on the safe side and run before classes and don`t risk missing those runs. This makes me happy because before I rather took the time to sleep in a little longer. But breaking a sweat is actually much more satisfactory. So that`s what I want to do tomorrow again. It really makes for a generally more effective day for me.