Mile Repeats and Motivation

Hello!

It’s Track Tuesday!

I got there at o dark 30 because I knew I had mile repeats on my schedule.

peaceful morning

peaceful morning

I was the only one there!

OH! And it was 56 degrees this morning!

So. Fabulous.

Running and cool weather are best buds.

Seriously.

So, I started off with a mile warm-up jog.

Which I needed. Because it was chilly!

Brrr

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What? It was like 90 degrees with 100% humidity on Saturday?! Don’t judge me.

Then, I did my 8 burpees.

100 DAY BURPEE CHALLENGE – DAY 8!

Have you done yours?

Mile 1 – 7:42

Mile 2 – 7:43

Mile 3 – 7:38

WOOT!

speedy

Okay, not really.

But still, week 3 of marathon training after coming back from an injury?

Yeah, I was leaving smoke trails. πŸ™‚

Let me tell you a little bit about those burpees today.

Remember yesterday? Β Murph?

Um, yeah.

My entire body aches.

Running felt great on my legs but my upper body?

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I almost didn’t get out of bed this morning.

I was snuggling with a very cute little kitty.

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She was warm.

But, I got up anyway.

Because I wanted to run.

I love running. And endorphins. And food. I really really love food.

said no one ever

Question: How do you motivate yourself to work out when you’re tired and want to skip/stay in bed/be lazy?

– jennifer

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9 thoughts on “Mile Repeats and Motivation

      • Thanks!!! I came up with it all by myself!! πŸ˜›

        I would say everyone has days when they don’t want to workout, but the key is to have something that keeps you going.

      • You’re exactly right! And having support of others is key, too. A workout buddy waiting for you at the gym or track or having full support and cheering from friends and family are important, too. I definitely have days when I don’t want to do anything at all but knowing my friends are waiting for me is huge. I also like to tape motivational sayings to my bathroom mirror. They actually really help! πŸ™‚

      • That’s fantastic!! I ran a 5K with a buddy of mine, and that helped me get out and run on days when I really didn’t want to. I didn’t want to let him down, and wanted to be at my best come our day to run the 5K.

        Posting sayings helps and I have heard posting your goals where you can see them helps. It reminds you everyday of what you’re working towards.

        What is your favorite motivational saying, and why is that one your favorite?

      • “Don’t let anyone, especially yourself, get in the way of your goals.” Maybe it’s not a “motivational saying” per se but it’s a great reminder that I can be my worst enemy. It’s sometimes easy to convince myself to stay in bed/skip a workout/do less mileage but that’s my reminder to check myself and really figure out why I’m telling myself that. I think it’s a good reminder to look inside and remember why I run (um, LOVE IT) and why I CrossFit (addicted and strength is beautiful). πŸ™‚

        The marathoner in me appreciates Confucius. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Brilliant!

      • That is brilliant!! Another thing I have learned lately is doing something, even if for not all that long is better than doing nothing at all. I have seen in some blogs a saying that goes something like, “15 minutes of working out is still 15 minutes more than the person sitting on the couch all day”. I find a lot of truth in those words. Yes, we all should do more than 10 or 15 minutes of work, but something is always better than nothing.

        I like that saying of yours and I think all of us at times get in our own way. We all can be a tad too hard on ourselves at times.

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