My NYr is of course to pick up the running again. I had a great, if short, run on NY's day, so was due to go again today. I checked out of the window and couldn't see any raindrops hitting the lake on the village hall's flat roof, so got ready, opened the door - and it was mizzling. You know that really fine drizzle that soaks you through before you realise?
However - and this was the interesting bit, for me - there was no way I was going to go upstairs and change out of my running kit, so I went anyway. I changed my plan, thinking that I would just do there-and-back-again to the leisure centre, one mile away, but as I got closer, a funny thing happened. My thoughts went something like, "You're wet now anyway. It wouldn't be much further to do the loop round the church. Then perhaps you could run up to the end of the road." And so on - and the happy thing is that I did the whole loop, running for 26 minutes. Well, I fib slightly - I walked up my hill because I was so knackered, not having run properly since mid-November, but as soon as I was back on the flat I ran again.
So, for all of us who struggle occasionally with motivation, and that little devil on the shoulder who says, "It doesn't really matter if you don't go today. You could go tomorrow instead." - in future I will go and put my running kit on, because that's the hardest bit. Even if I tell myself that I don't need to go very far, that might translate into , "Well, you're out here anyway so you might as well go to the next junction/lamppost/pub."