Greetings from the drenched South! Hope everyone is having a great labor day holiday! Catching up from the weekend?
August: Month in Review
Game day and Lee
Saturday night, the tornado warnings were so non stop, we decided to sleep downstairs in the guest room (our master is upstairs) just to be safe. it was weird being in my house but sleeping in the guest room!
We survived the night, woke up and cleaned up and prepared for my parents to visit for the afternoon (more on that tomorrow.) We are still getting on and off rain and wind, hoping Lee pushes through and gets the heck on out of here soon!
So Saturday, we were supposed to run ten miles at the beach with our team in training group. Yeah….that didn’t happen! It was flooding and the wind was going crazy down there. Here is a news picture from the beach where we were supposed to run. HAHA!
We really wanted to get our miles in though, So Saturday morning Bobby and I headed to the gym to run on the treadmill. It was a little bit easier having Bobby on the treadmill with me….wait…that’s a lie. It was SO BORING! But, knowing Bobby was suffering in boredom right along with me made it not so bad.
In case you didn’t know, the treadmills will only let you run for 60 minutes at a time. Fact I would NOT have known considering I have never run more than 5-6 miles at once on a treadmill. (I don’t think…) Luckily, College game day was on, so I was able to put in my headphones and somewhat zone out and not think about running. I actually watched almost the entire first half of a game I could have cared less about…but, what else was I going to do?
I was actually pretty proud, I wanted to quit several times, my legs started to hurt, and it would be So easy to hit that little red “stop” button, but I Kept running, telling myself I am stronger than I think and to have confidence in my mental strength to get through it. It was finally OVER, and we celebrated by…uh…going to the grocery store….very exciting stuff here on RWS!
We relaxed the rest of the day, napped, watched football, and recovered. I wore my awesome new CWX tights, but more on those later. I was SO GLAD that we decided to stick it out and get the 10 miles out of the way. it feels so good to be done with a hard workout like that!
Bobby on the floor asleep Saturday afternoon. poor baby.
What is my point in telling you all about this? Well, basically just suck it up, get out there and do it! I could have easily blamed my lack of a long run on tropical storm Lee, but that would have been the sad excuse way out. I could have fooled a lot of people with that one, but not myself. I would have known deep down that I should have, could have run.
Hear me out…if you are injured or sick, stay home, stay in bed. But if the only reason you aren’t out being active is because you don’t feel like putting in the effort, you need to re-evaluate your goals. I mean, it’s just a little tropical storm, right? (I have used FAR lamer excuses for bailing on a workout, trust me!) Find your strength, find a mantra that works for you, and think of how AWESOME you will feel after you have accomplished your workout. So go, get out there and do it!
QOTD: What mantra do you use to motivate you through a tough workout? (or to get you out the door?)