W4R2: Reasons not to run this morning: - Minus... - Couch to 5K

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Pianism
PianismGraduate

Reasons not to run this morning:

- Minus 2 outside with snow and ice on the ground

- Nasty muscle soreness

- Really didn't want to get out of bed

- Having a really bad week

Reasons to run this morning:

- I promised myself I would

- I REALLY want to graduate from this programme with my head held high

- The sun was shining

- I have great trail shoes that have an insane amount of grip

So I ran. Perhaps the hardest run I've done yet because of the physical conditions, the tiredness and my mental state. But it's in the bag and I'm still on track. Perhaps that's enough for today. :)

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Well done! You went out there and you did it and everything you mention will benefit from it. Pat on the back!! 👋

Keep the faith ✊

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to SpanishShuffle

Thank you :)

Pianism
PianismGraduate

ps - the playlist came up with the goods at just the right moment again... when I was flagging I got "you only get what you give"... wry smile, hunker down, carry on! :)

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

So proud of you ! Sometimes it’s a triumph just getting out of bed. Doing that and getting out in the cold and knocking off a run you really don’t want to do ? I salute you x

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you. I've not even been rewarded with endorphins today. :( But it's done.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Pianism

I noticed a fall off in my own endorphins yesterday. Don’t know if that’s related to cold weather ? Anyway, we’re both a run further on, so that’s good news. All the best with the next one x

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

And to you. :) I think I'm just a little under the weather plus my cat is sick and it's brought me down a bit. Have felt progressively better as the day has gone on though.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Pianism

It’s funny the effect that having a worry or two has on running, even if you’re not consciously thinking about it. Onwards and upwards, hopefully - or maybe downwards would be better, thinking geographically 😄

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

Sounds like it is. Well done for doing it! I dont think I could have today. -6C and no grip. Hoping tomorrow will be better.

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Couchpotato2

Fingers crossed. :)

RunnerWhale
RunnerWhaleGraduate

You are awesome! Well done for getting out there!

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to RunnerWhale

Thank you. :)

Well done for getting out there and doing it :-)

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to vab71

Thank you :)

Brilliant ...well done for getting out there and staying on track. :-)

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Tonkabella

Thank you :)

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate

Those are the runs that build the mental stamina. Well done!

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Ethelbert

I hope so - I've never had much mental stamina and I could do with developing some! :)

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate in reply to Pianism

As important to the programme as the physical stamina, I've found

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to Pianism

Yes!! One of the reasons I’m doing this whole project is to prove (to myself) that I have the discipline to stick at something... the next time I’m feeling like you did in your post, I’m going to recall your plus/minus list... and push myself on, inspired by you. I read somewhere that ‘nobody ever felt bad for sticking to a good habit...’ 😉 x (and it’s funny what you say about the music: on my last run of my session earlier this week, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell came on my playlist. I had to chuckle!)

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Kertesz

Glad to help (though somewhat uncomfortable in the role of sporting inspiration lol!).

What's really helped me is setting my graduation date. All my friends know and I'm having a celebration. I could face moving that because of illness or other disaster. But I'm not moving it because I couldn't be bothered to complete a run! :)

Kertesz
Kertesz in reply to Pianism

Ahhh!! What a BRILLIANT idea... *thinks*... x

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to Kertesz

It helps that it's my birthday weekend too of course. :)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great running... I’m staying in still, but you nearly got me lacing my shoes there!!!

Enjoy the next one.

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Keep safe. :)

I’d say so. Well done Pianism, you are bedding in the habit 🙂

Pianism
PianismGraduate in reply to ktsok

Thank you. Certainly trying to in the face of an atrocious track record!

ktsok
ktsok in reply to Pianism

Making good headway, I’d say!

Very well done for breaking through that mental barrier. I bailed y'day, but am not beating myself up about it. Back on track today.

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