I started my running journey with a lot of energy and motivation. I started the program running every other day. It’s only three times a week but it felt like so much more. I felt great and I was excited about running! And then it took me five days to run the third time that first week.
It’s funny how something so good can turn so bad. So quickly. I started making all kinds of excuses and it was a snowball effect. Ironically, that first night was beyond my control. Quinten was awake until close to 10 and Bryan wasn’t home. But after one day with an excuse, the next came much easier. Friday I didn’t want to screw up my clean hair since I only wash it every other day. If that isn’t the worst excuse, I’m not sure what is! Saturday I was too lazy during nap time and I spent it snuggling Quinten. (Justified?) After bed I was too tired.
Sunday I woke up and TOLD myself that I was going to run. Before I took a shower so I couldn’t use that excuse again. I almost excused myself to eat breakfast but I pushed through and did it! After I felt great! I was on a combination high from the run and beating down my excuses.
My little cheerleader came down to check on me. He spends evenings down there with Bryan and Bryan runs FAST.
Maximus: mommy, why you not running? Go fast!
Me: I will in a minute.
Maximus: GOOD JOB MOMMY! YOU DOING IT!!
That first week was just one hurdle to overcome in this eight week journey. It’s not going to be easy and there will always be excuses, but I’m going to try my hardest to not let them get to me. Maybe you should check on me tonight around 8:30 central. 🙂
Is there something you’re trying to overcome? What keeps you going?