I really didn't want to run today. Do You ever have days like that? Instead of the "I get to" feeling, I had the "I have to" feeling. It was very tempting to sit this one out, but I laced up my shoes and went. The first half mile was just like I expected - drudgery. I was very temped to turn around, but I didn't. After mile one I decided to go one more mile, and I did. By mile three I found my groove and mile four and five felt great and a wash of sheer pleasure took over as I neared the end of mile six. My feet felt like dancing, and so I did - instead of the regular cool down and stretch.
Would I have felt guilty for not going for my run today? Probably not. Would I have experienced the joy of today's run if I hadn't gone? The answer to that is - No. I'm glad I chose to run today. The next time I'm faced with the "have to" feeling, I will remember today and change my attitude to I "get to"
I am now 20 miles away from the 500 mile marker of my goal of running 2017 miles this year. I want to reach this 500 mile marker by the end of this week. Will I do it? You bet I will!!!
And so - Good night, sleep well, and be ready to face tomorrow with a smile!!!