So, I went out running this morning. Ohh the excuses were flying at me full force. "My foot hurts." "It's pretty dang cold." "Seriously, there is frost on the car windshield, I don't have time to wait for it to defrost." "It's getting late." Yeah, they were flying at me!
I ignored them though. I actually forgot to even tape my foot because once I started getting dressed the pain miraculously disappeared ..and the pain never reappeared during my run. (Showing that it was in my head this morning). I just bundled up in warm clothes. I ran on my road instead of driving to the battlefield or canal. I overcame every excuse and got out there to run!
However, my run was cut a bit short. Why you ask. Well, I usually have strict 'rules and regulations' for getting myself ready to run. I was trying to overcome the time factor this morning and kinda rushed through them. I may or may not have skipped a step or two. Yeah, I skipped the 'make sure the morning bathroom duties are attended to" Not a big deal? Yeah, it's a huge deal. My body works like clockwork...and well...mornings always necessitate a trip to the bathroom. I didn't take that trip before I ran. So halfway down my road I was feeling an urge that is not to pleasant when you are a mile away from the bathroom. I ran a bit over a mile and walked a bit over a mile today. The good thing? That mile I ran was the fastest mile I've run in a training run in a long time (and only one or two times EVER did I beat that pace.) Was I running fast out of necessity? ha ha ha...NO, I wasn't in dire straights, I was just aware of a future need.
So I was reminded of excuses in my own life today......and blowing those excuses to bits is an awesome feeling!!!