If you read this blog regularly, you may know that I’m shooting for 600 miles of running in 2013. That may not seem like a lot to most of you, but to me, it is! I don’t run as consistently as I’d like when I’m not training for something. Let’s look at a comparison of mileage from last week to this week:
So, yeah, last week, I was on top of the world. This week, it’s been a struggle to just pound the pavement (or the treadmill, as the case may be). Yesterday, however, I managed to get a treadmill run in, but it was a struggle. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was pretty sleepy in the morning and I forgot my headphones/phone at home, so instead of running I went to a class. When I got home from work, Zach and I decided to go out to dinner with friends instead of eating in, so I knew I had the time to get a run in, but then the excuses started: I’m hungry, I’m tired, I’ll have to shower in order to not go to dinner a sweaty mess, and on and on.
So, I had a snack:
Which, by the way, was one of the best pre-run snacks I’ve had. I’m back on a banana kick in a big way. I melted two Hershey’s Special Dark miniature chocolate bars and combined them with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. Stirred it all together and dipped my banana in in. I had some peanut butter burps during my run (gross), but it was worth it.
Anywho, even after my snack I was feeling ho hum about going for a run, but I told myself, “Just put your sneakers on!” and once I did I headed out the door. I was fighting it the whole time, even while getting settled on a treadmill, but once I started running I told myself I only had to log a mile. Then it was 2 miles, and then I said, “Ok, just thirty minutes!” — But once I hit 30 minutes, I realized I was only 0.13 miles from 3 miles, so I sprinted until I hit the three mark:
After my run, I was fully able to enjoy my sushi dinner with friends:
..and I was pretty proud of myself for sticking to the healthier rolls. I got Ume maki (on the left, my favorite — pickled plum!) and a veggie roll. Usually I go with a Tekke Maki (tuna roll), but I was feeling the veggies this time around. I also had a cup of Wonton Soup (not pictured), but the best part of dinner was the good friends and conversation!
Question of the Day:
How do you force yourself to go workout when you’re just not feeling like it?