but i don’t have a blog about my everyday life, so this will have to do. i just went for a run for the first time in ages – it’s in the low 60’s, sunny, and beautiful outside so after lazing around all day feeling like i haven’t accomplished much of anything over spring break, i finally got up the motivation to actually go. the purpose of this post is to remind myself the next time i am thinking about going for a run but just don’t quite feel like i have the energy…do it! it always takes practically every fiber of my being to convince myself to go, and then when i do…i enjoy it, and i feel GREAT when i am finished. physically i feel great from the workout, but it also is a huge self-esteem boost and improves my mood. so why don’t i jump at the chance to go running constantly, if it energizes me and makes me feel so great? who knows. but hopefully this post will remind me the next time i think i don’t have the energy to go for a run!
i’m going to use the same strategy i did last summer to keep with it – sign up for a race every month or so to give me something to work toward. i am not a very athletic person, but i am competitive, including with myself – so each time, i want to beat my personal best and that gives me the push to make myself work a little harder. i would love to do a half-marathon at the end of the summer…we’ll see!