It's been a long time since I lacked the motivation to exercise; weeks, months, years maybe.
Well, yesterday I woke up with no real plans for anything, let alone exercise. See, I got my long run in on Thursday evening with the Fox Trot running group, so I didn't have specific needs to SLR (slow long run) yesterday. I thought I'd want to maybe add another SLR in yesterday, or maybe I'd want to combine a short run with some cross-training. Instead, I found myself not wanting to. do. anything.
I slugged around the house for several hours and finally I knew what I needed to do = RUN!
But I also knew that I needed some motivation to get going, so I went to my Pinterest board "All things Running," and found the exact thing(s) I needed:
I laced up my shoes, grabbed my gear, and headed out. I told Jeremy that I was hoping for 3 miles, probably slowly and possibly even stopping to walk - I just had to get out there!
3.27 miles - 30:03 minutes - DONE!
I walked in the house and when Jeremy asked how I felt, I told him, "Exactly how I was hoping I'd feel - great!"
Lesson: Exercise - you might dread it, but you'll never regret it!
So true, so true.