I will be the first to admit that there are days when I'm just not feeling it. When it's a struggle to find the motivation to spring out of bed and book a spin class.
This morning was definitely one of those days. I rolled over, turned off the alarm, and .... just lay there. Debating whether I could be bothered to spin, even though I said I would. Eventually (after a couple of minutes) I hauled my lazy carcass out of bed, and at least looked at the timetable to see what time lunchtime spin was today. Wooooohooooo - no spin class. Oh rats - except that means I should run instead and spin tomorrow.
You know what turned that decision over for me, and made me pack my bag - I actually sat there and asked myself "how much do you want this?". I talked about how you need to really want it a couple of weeks ago, and then you're prepared to make the neccesary decisions and sacrifices. But right then, I wasn't following my own advice. So I stopped and asked myself "how much do I want it?", and surprisingly, the answer was "enough".
My run turned out to be one of those where I was not feeling it. I don't know if it was a hangover from last night's feebleness, but I'm still fighting a total lack of energy, and feeling dull and lethargic. So my completion of that run was born out of sheer bloody-minded stubborness. I'd got most of the way round without stopping, and I hadn't died yet, so I just dug deep and got on with it. 5km, no walking breaks, but it felt really slow and ploddy, and just leaden really. Also my first run without company for a couple of weeks, so without a companion to pace against, I felt a little lost.
I was therefore very surprised to look at my watch as I finished and see it was dead on 31 mins, for just a 100 or so metres of exactly 5km. That is, if not my quickest ever run, damn close. Huh - go figure!
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