Thursday, October 25, 2007

I didn't want to run this morning ...

I really didn't ... I had a sinus headache and a dozen other "reasons" not to do it. I even called my friend Esther, who graciously offered to meet me afterwards with a pumpkin spice latte and a bagel. But I still wasn't buying into it.

My car found it's way to the river run site ... I parked. I sat there for a few minutes leaning against the steering wheel, trying to come up with something "convincing" that would allow me and my conscience to head straight to the coffee shop. But to no avail, the more I struggled with not running, the more I thought I should just get out of the car and do it.

So I did.

It wasn't the greatest run ever, it wasn't even a good run, comparatively speaking, but I did it (only 4 miles scheduled for today). I'm hoping that my psyche will be in better shape for Saturday's 12 mile event ... it would be good not to have to sit in my car while the rest of the team is outside stretching.

So here's the quote for the day -

“The only one who can tell you “you can’t” is you.
And you don’t have to listen!”

I thought it was appropriate ... especially since when did I ever listen to anybody?

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