This morning, my son ran his first half marathon. He just recently picked up running and trained for this race which was in Richmond, Virginia. I was thinking about him and I decided that rather than just think of him, I should give him positive energy by getting out and running too. Granted I only ran 4 miles, but it was 4 more than I would have run if I hadn’t done it for him!
I hardly ever run with my I-pod, because I mostly run with my running partner. But she was away, so I brought my I-pod. Unfortunately it ran out of charge about half a mile into the run, uggh. Sooo, I was left to my own thoughts! I decided that I really do like to run, but it is really hard to get motivated to get dressed, lace up my shoes and JUST DO IT!
I kept coming back to a poster that is hanging up at the gym. I don’t know who first said this, and I may be paraphrasing but here goes:
No one who goes out for a run, upon finishing, wishes they stayed home.
No one who goes to the gym and works out, afterward wishes they stayed home.
No one who climbs a mountain to get to the top, looks around and says, “I wish I just stayed home”!