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Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank you!

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!

Happy Running!

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  1. You are so brave. I quit running many years back. I wish I can pick up my shoes and run again. You have inspired me. Thanks for linking up to Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop. Following you.

  2. It's hard. I usually don't think about it and just get dressed and go. It's when I give myself time to think about it I weasel my way out of it! Glad you got out there!

  3. stopping by for the blog hop!! now following....

    stop by if you get the chance & enter some giveaways!

  4. The first thing I thought while reading your post was the only run I ever regret is the one I didn't do. WTG getting out there when you didn't feel like it.

  5. Such an encouraging post. Thanks for the motivation!