Sometimes I really question my decision-making skills. Like today, I was trying to decide whether to run at lunch. In my head, I made a list of “reasons to run” and “reasons not to run”. It went something like this.
Reasons to Run
- I missed my 30K run yesterday because I was doing the hockey mom thing at an out-of-town tournament
- I am just three weeks away from running Around the Bay
- I actually have the time today
- I remembered all my running gear
- A good run would improve my mood and increase my energy level
Reasons NOT to Run
- I forgot my iPod
Easy decision right? Skip the run! You can’t run on a treadmill without an iPod.
In fact, the only run I made this afternoon was to the store for a candy fix. I’m thinking I need some new decision-making techniques. Here’s a motivator -- photos of me taken during the first half of last fall’s marathon and during the last 10K of the same race.
Here’s how I want to look when I’m running Around the Bay:
Here’s how I don’t want to look (or feel):
Yup, it's working. I'm feelng more motivated already.