Sometimes I Surprise Myself

Today was one of those days where I did everything in the world to keep myself from running. I literally sat around in my workout clothes for over an hour before I even put my shoes on. I don't know what was going on. But once I was able to talk myself into getting on the treadmill and just run I ended up surprising myself...

For the past week or so or ever since I returned from vacation I just haven't been able to run. I stop myself short, and tell myself I can't do it. I don't know why I have been having this mental block but I have really been getting sick of it. Just the other day while Mandy and I were talking about what was going on something she said hit me. She said, You just have to do it and stop making excuses. You can do it, you just have to. I tried to find every reason in the book why I couldn't do it but none of them mattered. It was all on me.

Back to today... I was sitting around making excuses when Mandy again said, You just have to do it... With my Shoulders slouched, head down, I slowly walked to the treadmill. Set everything up and started my warmup walk, and then started running. Within the First few minutes my mind and body started telling me to stop, and that I couldn't do it, But today was different. I fought back with, I just have to do it, and I did it. I ran 2 1/4 miles. I haven't run anything near that amount since before I left for vacation and It felt great! Sometimes I just surprise myself.

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justinsolarski said...

Just keep it up, you have made it this far.
Its amazing how much progress you have made so far.
I congratulate you on all your hard work and commitment.
just remember it will pay off in the end.