Running motivation: why I don't listen to myself anymore

Every morning when I wake up, I lie there bracing myself to get up.

And every morning I tell myself:

'Today I'm nót going to run. I don't wanna! And I don't have to. So I won't.'

I used to fight that voice.

That voice that said she didn't want to run. I tried to persuade her but it never worked. So in the end I just got out of bed thinking I was not going to run that day.

And then something good happened.

The magic of running

When I get up I have to walk down two flights of stairs, since our bedroom is in the attic. I make myself a sandwich and I start work on my blogs.

After about 45 minutes of this, the magic happens. I get this itchy feeling. A feeling that I want to go out for a run! This feeling makes it really easy to put on my running shoes and my running clothes and head on out.

This is why I don't listen to myself anymore

This is why I don't listen to myself anymore, when I tell myself I don't want to run that day. Because I know I don't need to.

In the end I will go for a run.

So now when that voice says, she's not going for a run I just say: 'Yeah yeah, I know. You're not going for a run. That's okay.'

Because I know it'll be alright.

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1 comment

April J Harris said...

This is a great technique. I think our minds really benefit from feeling they have a choice - and it's great that your mind always makes the right decision when it comes to running! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party! Hope to see you again this week!

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