My motivation is low today. I have 15 miles to run and all I can think about is how much I would rather sit on my bum on the couch. But I can’t. Tomorrow is a fun day with friends and I won’t have time to get it done before I leave.
Don’t I have a hard life?
I also have a truckload of laundry to do, my apartment is messy and I’m even bored with pinterst. Yet, I’m still not off my hiney. The rainy weather (and disgusting humidity – what happened to my lovely cool fall temps?!) certainly isn’t giving me any type of boost! I need to watch the following a few more times:
But I ate pizza last night in order to carb up for today so deep down I am DETERMINED to finish these stinking 15 miles and stick it in the books as a success. Even if it hurts like hell and takes me a 100 hours to finish. I just haven’t decided when I am going to put this into action!
Thursday I did finish 5 miles and not even halfway through the first one I wanted to quit. I didn’t and at 1.64 (yes, I checked) I started getting into a groove. Thank goodness. The five miles weren’t as terrible as I first thought they would be and I ran the whole thing and ALL OF THE HILLS. Trust me, there are some long ones around here.
I got my Aspaeris capris yesterday! I tried them on and I love them! I can’t wait to run in them and I’ve already decided to wear them for my next half, which is in two weeks.
My dear friend Kara over at Jersey Up made bread recently. She has taken to making a lot of homemade staples and I am very intrigued. Check here for the recipe. I like the idea of making my own bread – it just seems so accomplished! However, it’s like all of the other things I’ve written on here that I would like to make: laundry detergent, knitting something, ornaments, a quilt and who else knows what I’ve listed. While these are still on my list of things I would like to try, I’m thinking letting go of some of the guilt at NOT doing them is in order. Certainly I could make the time to do these things (I watch far more tv than I probably should) but I am choosing how to spend my time and I need to be okay with this.
I’m a work in progress. The boredom I’m feeling today has started to be a regular thing and I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time before I start using my time differently. Restlessness can be very productive!
That’s all I’ve got for today. I’ve got a couple of hours to build up enough steam to power through the above listed miles so that’s what I intend to do!
And because I like you, here is further proof that people are quirky birds…