The hardest part about trying to get back to running is the urge to procrastinate. Specifically, I really, REALLY don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. This morning I did not run, even though I had planned to. In fact, I slept in my running clothes to make it easier. But when my alarm went off…
So I just told myself, as I’ve done plenty of times before, that I will just run tonight. The problem is that by the end of the day, I have nothing left in the tank to try to go for a run.
So, just as I have many times before, I will likely go without a run today. To make things worse, this will probably happen the next run day too, and before I know it, I’ll have gone through this same process for weeks and not get a single run in. The small, often hard to find part of me which knows beyond the shadow of a doubt that this is something I need to do is somewhere in the far recesses of my mind screaming My GOD, Man; JUST DO IT!
So today I will break the cycle.
I will run this evening and I will be glad I did, then I will run again Friday morning, and then I will get a long run in this weekend. This has to happen. I lost almost 30 lbs between January 1st and May 1st, and now I’ve gained about 5 lbs back. If I don’t get my act together, I will be back where I started.