Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shoulda, would, coulda...

I got up this morning at 6 for a family video conference call. My parents got their official mission president call....BUT I can't say where until the 10th. lol It's a crazy cool place though!

I shoulda gone for my run.......

*******We interrupt this program for a good KICK IN THE BUTT!*********

So, while writing that I should have gone on my run this morning after the conference call and that I ended up missing my run today, I decided to give myself a good kick in the butt and get myself out the door. Sure, it was 9 at night and it was dark and I really wanted to just go to sleep, but I got myself off the couch, got dressed, and went for my run.

Sometimes you just have to kick yourself and say, "Self, you're better than this whole being lazy thing. You need this run and you know you'll be a better person if you do it." That's what I did. I got up, told myself I had to do this and that even though it's "just 3 miles" it's part of my training and I can't skip out on it.

I feel so much better now that I did my run for today. I know it would have been more beneficial for me with all the "fun" events that happened today if I would have done it this morning when I was dressed and ready. But, I did it, I got it in. I beat that negative self talk.

I've found that running is a MAJOR mental thing. Sure, it takes a lot of effort physically, but I think it's more of a mental thing. There's a lot of self talk involved in running. A lot of kicking out the negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones. Some days you REALLY don't want to run and it's the hardest thing in the world to get out the door and get moving, but 99% of the time when you're out there and almost done with your run you realize that it was totally worth it.

Today Brianna and Caleb thought it would be fun to draw all over the walls in their room with crayons.... Yeah, a run this morning would have made a big difference in my attitude towards that situation.... I am a LOT more patient with the kids when I run early. I just gotta get myself to bed early so I'm not so tired in the morning.

Tomorrow I have 6 miles to run, a room to paint, and a FUN dentist appointment where I'm going to get a crown and 2 fillings done. Sounds like a fun eventful day. I'm REALLY going to have to get up early and run because I KNOW I'm not going to want to run after the dentist.

Lets pray I get up and go cause right now, I'm not feeling it. lol


jacqueline said...

sounds like today (Wed.) is going to be super busy. hope you went for your run early in the morning. i can understand what you said about it being a mental thing more than a physical thing. i keep telling myself positive things...and i think of people like you! thank you for the post...i always look forward to your post, because that is my "kick in the butt". hope your fillings don't feel horrible.

Amy said...

Proud of you! Hope this morning went well.