It was a hard run this morning, much harder than it should have been! It wasn’t a long run, only 10km, but it was hot!
My alarm was set for 5.10am. I should have been out the door by 5.30am, on the street for the run.
Unusual for me but I slept through the alarm.
Showered and dressed at 7am, I drove my youngest to school at 7.15am (well, it is very hot today!), I was back and ready for the day at 7.30am and I thought I’d run tonight…
It HAD TO BE this morning, HAD TO BE!
I wasn’t going to let myself off that easily! My self-concept, my mental health, my mental wellbeing, it’s at stake! If I go easy on myself, I’ll slide…
b) I’ve got a 100-mile run ahead of me. I’ll only succeed if I am really self-disciplined!
Plus, if I slide, I won’t only be letting myself down, I’ll be letting down the charities that will benefit from my run AND I’ll be letting down my family who want me to feel good about myself;
self-care: they won’t feel good if I slide…
It was hot, it was tough going, but I got on with it, and I feel stronger for it, stronger and all the more empowered for having NOT let myself off the hook, for having run when I could have left it till later. If I’d done that, I’d have paid a heavy price!
I made it because:
“POQ (Pain On Quitting)
is more than
POC (Pain on Continuing)” – Koby.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE – it’s a cemetery for your soul!