This has been a tough week for me. My daughter has been sick so that means very little sleep for mommy. She is fine, just a cold, but she is miserable. When she has a cold I have to suction her trach more often during the night than usual, so that also means less sleep for mommy. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, I usually meet a friend for a run at the track at the local high school. Mike got home late tonight, so I missed the track run. I put Andrea to bed early and was determined to get a run in tonight.
After a rough week, I REALLY did not feel like going for a run. I was tired and just wanted to sit on the couch and watch Grey’s Anatomy. I keep thinking about a quote I read yesterday. “Sometimes the hardest step is the one out the door.” Still not feeling like going for a run, I put on my running shoes and my jacket. I set my RunKeeper and made that hard step out the front door. I told myself just one trip around the neighborhood and I could stop—about one mile. I usually do three trips around my neighborhood, around three miles, but if I was not feeling it I could stop. After about half a mile, I told myself I would do two miles. By the time I hit the first mile, I vowed to do all three.
Once I got home after doing all three miles, I felt so great. It turned out to be a great run. My time was good and I ran more of the crazy hills in my neighbor than I have before. I am so glad I fought the urge to just watch TV. I am so glad I got out there and actually ran! How do you get yourself to work out when you really don’t want to? Do you have anything you tell yourself to make yourself work out, even when you really don’t feel like it?
A dream is a wish…