Prevarication: "I'm tired", "My knees hurt", "My stomach has cramps", "Just got to do the washing up", "Just got to feed the girls (chickens) and collect eggs.", "Got to get some water, it's warm out there", "Where are my headphones?"
"Oh, ok, I'm GOING!"
Stats for the stat minded:
Here's what puzzles me: if I know I've got a long run, say over seven miles, it doesn't matter what the number on the miles target is; say it's eight, about a mile off that, I'll be thinking "Just a mile to go, good job, cos I don't think my legs could carry me more than that - knackered, can't do any more" and I'm checking the Garmin every 100 yards. It is a mental game with myself. I think I go out with a number in my head and work towards that. But if I said to myself it's ten miles, then would I be nine miles out before that internal voice started??
Planning a nine miler next weekend so we will see. I also have an interval and a hill run to do midweek. Working on that speed; I want to have done a sub 27 min 5K before the end of the summer.
Keep on running folks!!
Oh, and if you ever want to know why it's a good idea to be keeping fit, just read this blog. She is a great writer and a runner!