Once upon a time I took a yoga class every Friday morning. After all, crosstraining is good for you. Even if you don't like it. By adding crosstraining to your running routine you make sure you work your whole body, and nothing but the whole body. Not just the legs.
So anyway, for almost year, every Friday I got in my car and drove to the gym. Until one day the car wouldn't start. So I missed one Yoga lesson.
And that was it. I never returned to the gym.
It's a slippery slope
It's a slippery slope, they say. The Merriam Webster dictionary explains 'a slippery slope' very well:
'A process or series of events that is hard to stop or control once it has begun and that usually leads to worse or more difficult things.'
And this is why I don't allow myself to skip a run. I fear skipping a run once, will lead to skipping a run twice and before I know it I'll be a runner no more. It can happen! I know it can. After all, it happend with yoga!
The power of habit will set me free?
On the other hand, I've been running for 13 years now. Thanks to the force of habit, chances of my suddenly quitting running are slim. Running has become such an integral part of my day it feels weird if I don't run. Like something is wrong.
But still, I worry. It's my biggest Runner's Fear: no longer being a runner.
What's your biggest Runner's Fear?
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