Today, I had a ton of excuses as to why I could not run:
- A can of shaving cream fell out of the cabinet and landed on my foot yesterday. When I went to bed last night, I was limping and unable to move my toes.
- I had trouble falling asleep last night because of some stressful information I got late in the evening.
- Shoo woke me up at 4:30am and I had trouble falling back to sleep.
- I then woke up 45 minutes late and was dizzy and disoriented.
- Shoo had a dental appointment at 10:50, which didn’t leave me much time between when I dropped him off at camp and had to pick him up.
- It’s ridiculously hot today, even for Virginia in June.
- I hadn’t taken a rest day yet this week, so I could justify a day off.
- I had a phone call I HAD to make to resolve the info from last night and I wanted to make it before his appointment.
Every time I came up with a new excuse, I told myself “Do it anyways.” From the time I got up at 7:15 until I got back home at 9:05, I just kept making decisions that would make it possible to run. I put on running clothes when I got up (mostly because I woke up sweaty and didn’t have time to shower.) I grabbed some breakfast in between Jones drop off and Shoo drop off (thank goodness for the egg casserole I made on Monday!) I dropped Shoo off and hurried home, instead of socializing.
I walked in the door and decided to hit the treadmill, since that required no prep. All I had to do was slip off my sandals, take off my t-shirt and turn on the t.v. 3.1 miles and less than 29 minutes later (I did an interval workout), I looked like I’d been swimming, rather than running.
27 thoughts on “Do it anyways”
SO TRUE. Great reminder and great job not letting all those (very legit) excuses stop you from getting your run in.
I love this entry… so true!
It's amazing how many excuses we can come up with but even more amazing when we can move past it and get it done anyways! Good for you!
YAYYAYYAYBare shoe and Bare boob running!!you. rock. [well I guess you said "take off my t-shirt" not bra.whatever.
Great job! I need to tell myself this 🙂 It's been hot as heck around here and I have made excuses (mostly legit ones) not to get out there for 3 days!
It sounds like you had enough really legit reasons to skip it…good for you for gittin' 'er done. I always tell myself "You will probably regret NOT going for a run, but you will NEVER regret going ahead and doing it, no matter how tired/stressed/busy you are." And it's true. I ALWAYS feel better.
you are back on the wagon sister! AWESOME!!!
ugh i bagged a workout today, excuses….
Good on you. And I'll bet the run made you feel so good.
Wow, now I feel like a dork. I'm gonna go hop on my tread while my kids watch Dora. Thanks for the motivation!
As the Nike saying goes . . . Just do it! Words we could all live by!
I agree, this is so true and a great reminder to all of us!
Awesome. Way to go.
Love this post!!! I do that sometimes too. I make excuses and reasons not too, but I usually win out in the end and got get it done!
I think that maybe that qualifies for a shirt logo…. Just DO IT… anyways!
Loved this. Blogger needs a "like" button 🙂
I'll remember that tomorrow when my five a.m. alarm clock goes off. :)runningtobeskinny.com
Awesome attitude! Go mama!Cori @ <a href="http://readwriterunmom.blogspot.com>Read.Write.Run.Mom.</a>
I hope you'll link up to my Link up party! I have Fitness Friday every Friday…I think that's how Jill at "Life as I see it" found me too :)You can link up at http://www.sparklesandbugs.blogspot.com
Love this. "Do it anyway" works for me too. Thanks for linking up! And you're right, there is always an excuse not to workout. No excuses!
Great job busting all those excuses! That's awesome! I am a new follower! Hope you can visit me at Uberlibrariana/SarahFitness
Right on!!! Do it anyways! Love it!
New here from Fitness Friday! Awesome Job on the workout and getting it in!
That is awesome!! Thank you for the reminder!! 🙂Just Me and the Ones that I Love
very true, and then once we finally do it we are so glad we did!