Well, yesterday I really did not feel like running. I woke up tired, cold, and grumpy. There was no way I was going to set foot outside on that cold and wet cement. The thought of running on a treadmill at the gym didn't work for me either.
I hate to say it, but I am what you might call a fair weather runner. I get cold easily and that first step out the door is really hard if it is cold at all. So, I resort to the treadmill on the cold or wet days. The saddest part about that is that I live in Seattle :( You know what that means. That I run outside twice a year. Well, I guess it's not that bad.
So back to yesterday. I decided to do a couple of chores around the house. Then I got to thinking. I will be mad at myself if I don't get my run in and I want to motivate my readers to get out there and move even when you don't feel like it.
So, I laced up my running shoes, strapped on my i-pod, stepped out the door and started my run. You know what, it was a great run! I ran 5 miles in 40 minutes and I felt great! It even rained on me and I didn't mind. I think this has changed my perspective on running in the rain/cold. It was actually quite pleasant to run in the rain.
Thank you my trusty followers for motivating me to lace up my shoes and go for it!
You might also like: