I really didn't want to go running today. It's cold. I felt like I was catching a cold. I was tired. I just didn't feel like it. And, I'd already been on a 2 day running hiatus (Tuesday I was prepping for Charlie's birthday party. Wednesday it was raining.) so it was even harder to drum up any motivation.
Then John came home for lunch and asked me why I wasn't in my running clothes.
"I'm not going today. It's cold." I said.
He motioned up the stairs, "Go change into your clothes & go on your run."
I just looked at him.
"This is the week you're going to want to try to go the whole 3 miles around the block if you're going to be ready for the 5K, " he said.
"Oh. OK." I quickly went to change. He gave me the motivation I needed when I didn't have any of my own.
I didn't have time to go around the block today. John had to get back to work earlier today. (For you city or suburbanite folk, a country block IS 3 miles. Seriously. We checked the mileage on a drive around the block.)
But, I did still reach a running milestone. I went a total of 2 miles. I ran the entire first mile (down to the stop sign...yup it's one mile to the stop!) and then ran the second mile (coming back up the road) with 4 short walking intervals (I saved the walking part for the uphill areas).
And, I feel really good. Tomorrow I won't be able to run because I have a meeting over lunch. But, Saturday my goal is to go the whole 3 miles! I know that once I go past the stop sign and start going around the block there's no turning back. But, after today I feel pretty confident I can do it.
You know whenever I used to see people running I always would think they looked so strong, fit, dedicated, and confident. That's what I'm aiming for! Strong. Fit. Dedicated. Confident.
Today also marked the 10th time I've run since I started 2 weeks ago. Not major for folks who run regularly, but for me that's huge! And, I've lost 4.2 pounds since I started running. So, it has jump started my metabolism and gotten the scale moving again.
And, I'm so thankful for a husband who motivates me even when I'm not feeling motivated!