Motivational Monday #3

After seeing a photo of myself when I was at the high point of my running, I decided I need to motivate myself to get there again.  It was a photo taken on the beach the day after I ran my first 10 miles.  Yep, definitely need to start doing what got me there last time.  So, may this motivate you to do something you’ve been meaning to do –  or at least get back into the swing of things for the spring/summer – despite the rain and snow and all. 
I need to have this one posted all over the place in my house. How often I think about doing a run only to run out of time to do it.  Had I just gone, I would have been done and onto the next thing.
I sent this one to a friend who was complaining that he hated running and just felt slow.  Yeah, you may be slow, but at least you got your ass off the couch or out of the office chair in front of the computer and did it.  
A therapist is going to give you their opinion, ask questions, then give you a bill. A friend will do the first two of those things, plus give you a shoulder to cry on, a hug, and maybe even pay the bill if you are out together.  I’m always thankful for my friends when I need that ear.
Good advice – but hard advice sometimes.  

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Joker_SATX says:

    Oh so true…each and every one of them.

  2. God bless you with discernment, girl.

  3. DCHY says:

    Dang…now I gotta bike! Thanks a lot. 😉

  4. I like the advice and the friend reminder. Yeah, the advice is hard especially if one is feeling spiteful, not every time but in waves, but spiteful nonetheless.

    I’ve taken up running and will be running my first 5K marathon (running? more like walkrun) in less than two weeks. Have been training slowly but yes, there are just mornings when I just wish it was already over – and drag my ass out of bed, anyway.

  5. Not a marathon. Goodness no. A 5K road race. My bad.

  6. Vixen says:

    Oh I LOVE that first one!!! So true! 🙂

  7. I love those running quotes. Now I have to run

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