This was weird. I have finished the Couch 2 5K program. So...I knew that I wanted to keep running, because it was a huge accomplishment that I even started and didn't want to stop.
Yeah, I know...but.
It is SOOOOO HOT! Not, Jennifer is complaining because there is no A/C outdoors hot, but OMG Heat Advisory, Caution, Stay indoors hot. So, I was nervous to run.
Then, about 7:30...I kind of had my mind made up that I wasn't going to run today. I would do it tomorrow. Then I knew that tomorrow would turn into tomorrows and tomorrows would turn into weeks and so on. I also knew that I would feel like a failure and give it all up. Then, I realized that maybe it was the 3.1 miles I was dreading.
So I got up and got changed. See, I realized that just because I finished the C25K program, doesn't mean I HAVE to run 3.1 miles every time. The goal was to get me MOVING. Is 1 or 2 miles less than 3? Yes, but it is more than NOTHING. With that I gave myself permission to run less. So, I ran. Yes, less, but I ran. (And I get the heat advisory thing :) Do I feel like a small failure? Maybe, but not as much as I would have watching TV doing nothing.
Does any of this make sense?