Jeff’s Daily Post – Exercising the Mind!
I never have motivation issues but for some reason this morning I just wasn’t feeling the run when I woke up. 99% of the time I’m just giddy to jump on the treadmill or go for a run. I just feel better both mentally and physically after I’ve gone for a run. After some procrastination, I went downstairs and willed myself on the treadmill. I was tired after a ¼ mile and kept thinking of when I would stop. I almost stopped at 3 miles just thinking I would call it an “off day”. When I reached mile 3 I started talking to myself, started to push and push a little more. I ran 10 miles yesterday and I didn’t want to waste that with a really short day today – so I just kept running and continued the internal argument I was having in my head – push – stop – push – stop. So who won? – I did and finished strong with 8.5 miles. I look at today as one of those “mental” training days. I say all of the time Strong Mind + Strong Body = Strong Runner and you have to train both. Today my mind got a workout.
Have a great day! Go out for a run if you get a chance.