While I was reading the May 2012 Runner’s World magazine
I ran across something that made me think…
I know this pic is blurry, it says
“Allow for no excuses, ‘Runner’s claim a minor mishap as a reason to stop running, but usually something else in your life is going on’ says Burningham. If you falter, recommit by revisiting your original motivations”
I do feel like my twinge in my knee was real. However today I didn’t do anything like I had planned. I wanted to do some low impact sort of exercise like bike riding or walking. Then all of a sudden I was just “ok” with not doing a damn thing.
Something else in my life is going on. I changed locations for where I work. I still work for the same company, but now I work closer to home. I was really excited at first. I mean, you can’t beat a 10 minute commute! Then after I met all the other employees I would be managing and working with I was very disappointed. I worked in Napa off and on for over 5 years. They were like family to me. I miss them all dearly, and yes I still chat with them on Facebook and text my old coworkers. It’s just not the same. I don’t look forward to going to work, let alone waking up. I’m just plain sad. I know running will help me with this.
I am now done wallowing, time to recommit! How can I turn this around?
Start by doing.
Tomorrow I will most definitely get in some sort of exercise. My knee feels super better and up to the challenge.
I’m looking forward to getting over this hump, it just takes time. I definitely don’t want to waste it by gaining weight and making excuses!
What are your tips on staying committed and motivated?