I’ve been tired since the minute I woke up at 6am this morning… and the coffee wasn’t working. I was hungry all day despite scarfing down what I brought for lunch, and the cat nap I took on the couch when I got home didn’t refresh or energize me at all. I’ve been uncomfortable and cranky ALL DAY and the last thing I wanted to do was push myself to go out into the South Florida heat and exhaust myself even further on a run.
But as 7pm rolled around, all I could think about was this: If you want to accomplish anything in life, ANY goal whatsoever (whether it be fitness, school, work, relationships, finances etc.) you gotta do the work. You have to do things you don’t want to do. You have to sacrifice your time, energy and preferences. Sometimes it sucks but, you just have to lace up and do it.
Good thing I pushed through the exhaustion today: 3.01 miles at an 8:40 pace!!! Whaaaa??!! Look who’s getting faster! 😉 Now I remember why I run! I can see that 1:59:00 half marathon in my near future.