One of the best pieces of advice I received is not to stress out figuring out a workout schedule just yet. If a workout happens, it happens. If not, it’s okay. Eventually we will establish a routine. It probably won’t be this week…but that’s okay! I often want to figure things out NOW. As I’ve stated before, I’m not the most patient person in the world. But sometimes I need to just wait and let something work itself out.
So after lamenting that I didn’t have enough time to workout, I was presented with some time yesterday. And working out was the last thing I wanted to do! Daddy had taken Patrick over to a friend’s house to hang out in their “man cave” so I had about an hour of “me time”. It was only about 6pm so it was HOT outside. I knew I should run, but I really wasn’t so sure about running in the heat! Here’s my “I’m not so sure about this…” face.
I decided to run my old route through the neighborhood. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how shady the streets were at that time in the evening. I don’t remember it being so shady during my morning runs!
Yep! An ice cream truck, coming to tempt me halfway through my run. While I totally could have gone for a Creamsicle, I resisted the urge to flag the truck down.
Last night I was scheduled to start Week 5 of the Couch to 5k program. The jump from Week 3 to Week 4 was kinda intense so I was a little worried about what Week 5 would bring. I was supposed to run 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes and then run 5 more minutes.
I have no idea how fast I was running (not fast at all I’m sure) but I felt good and strong. Maybe it was because I wasn’t pushing the jogging stroller this time? I’m not really sure, but whatever it was, I hope I find it again on my next run!
I came home and made myself a Green Monster. It was a simple one – just a handful of spinach, a frozen banana, a splash of milk and a few ice cubes. Yummm.
How do you motivate yourself to workout even when you’re just not feeling it?