I’m not sure if it was the fact that yesterday was a Tuesday that really felt like a monday but I was struggling to want to do my run after work. Anyone else feel a bit off after the long weekend?
But being the good little marathoner in training, I geared up into my new running clothes anyways.
People, it’s only week 2 of marathon training, I can’t get lazy just yet.
Once I was actually dressed in my running clothes I felt a sense of calm come over me. The anxiety of the run was no longer. I knew at this moment I would be able to run and it would be okay.
What I decided in that moment, before I left my office in my workout clothes was that I needed to have a JUST DO IT attitude. Maybe this sprung from the fact that I was decked pretty much head to toe in Nike Gear or maybe it’s just I was mad at myself for wanting to skip my run.
Either way – I just did it.
I was even driving on my way to the gym and took a quick U-turn and decided to run outside instead. I saw dark clouds in the sky, but the air was warm and I knew my 30 minute run would beat the rain. Garmina-less, I just did it.
I ran freely. I ran without music. I ran without knowing my pace. I just ran.
It was pretty awesome! 🙂
I know I have discussed the ways to be successful in a morning workout, but I never thought how important my afternoon tips are as well.
The factors that helped to be successful in my run last night were three things:
1. I always bring my running/workout clothes to work in a gym bag.
2. I always change into my running clothes before I even leave my work.
3. No matter how much I don’t want to workout or run after work I at least put on my gym clothes before heading out the door
These three tricks have helped with my head games immensely.
- If I have my gym bag full of clothes at work, I do not have the excuse to go home first and get distracted.
- Once I put on my gym clothes I usually feel 100 times better and am in the mindset to work out.
- Since I dressed in my gym clothes before leaving the office it’s easier to head straight to the gym without detours.
- And last but not least, having the Just Do It attitude. I realized that there are going to be times that I do not want to do what is on my training plan, but it’s there for a reason. I need to get out of my own head and suck it up.
I also just realized that I will be running in the NIKE Women’s Marathon in October- LOL. So… Just DO It indeed! 🙂
Do you have any tricks to make sure your workout goes as scheduled?