Runner, know thyself!

On many a morning I find myself waking up and thinking: 'Today I do nót want to go running! I really, really don't wanna. I'm going to skip my run today. Just you wait and see. I'm telling you!'

At first these thoughts frightened me. And I went to battle against them. I told myself: 'You cán't skip a run! Once you start skipping one run, who knows where it will end! Besides, running is good for you. So you háve to run!'

Then I made this amazing discovery: this is a problem that solves itself. I don't have to do anything.

Sure, when I get out of bed at 6.30 in the morning I don't want to go for a run. But I don't have to, because I always have breakfast first and a cup of tea. And after breakfast I work for about an hour on my blogs.

And after that hour the magic happens. I suddenly find myself thinking: 'I feel like going for a run!'

So now, when I wake up and I'm all: 'I don't want to go running today,' I just say to myself: 'You're so right! You don't have to. Just skip it today.'

Because I know: in about an hourI'll sing a different tune.

So it's important to know yourself. Sometimes you don't have to fight yourself. You only have to wait.

Do yóu know yourself als a runner?

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Unknown said...

I never thought about your that way but you are totally right!
I wake up most days and drag myself out of bed early to make sure I get at least one hour and a half before running....because I know that's how much it takes to get myself readied and spend a lot of time having breakfast. If I have to hurry I won't do it so I guess I do know myself for knowing this and making sure I wake up early enough to go through all the pre-run stages :D

Nicole Orriëns said...

I like your thinking Jim! In a way not wanting to go for a run is all part of the routine. It's one of the phases you go through in getting ready for a run : )

Anonymous said...

Running is new for me but I feel this way about exercise in general. Some days I'll wake up feeling a bit sore and achy and have the exact same conversation in my head about going to the gym. I've learnt to just let it be and eventually it sorts itself out and before I know it, I'm lacing up my sneakers and I'm out the door.

One Mother Hen said...

This is a much friendlier way to exercise. I guess you are more likely to succeed at it if you aren't forcing yourself to go. A cup of tea first sounds good!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a wonderful way to look at all exercise! I would love to try to fit it in while the kids are doing their homeschooling. Thank you so much for sharing on This Momma's Meandering Mondays! Have a great weekend!

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