Sure, I tried to talk myself out of it.
Me: So tired. Stop going off alarm. Sleepy time.
Active Me: Get your ass out of bed. The extra thirty minutes of sleep you are about to get is not going to be better than a run.
Me: No. Tired. Sleep.
Active Me: GET. UP. NOW. Just get up and go run for thirty-five to forty minutes at whatever pace you want and whatever distance you want. But, get up and go out there.
I ended up running negative splits, which was awesome. And got in over three miles, which was also awesome. Without the looming cloud of "holy shit I have to beat my previous half marathon time I can do this" hanging over my head it was much easier for me to run for the sake of running.
|Hey sub 12:00 minute mile!|
I don't listen to music so I sometimes get random bits of songs stuck in my head while I run. Today it was a phrase. Every time I started doing a bit of sprinting my brain locked onto HIIT and I would mentally say, "High Intensity Interval Training" over and over again. Weird, right? I should start listening to music when I run.
I also turned down a Diet Mountain Dew this morning. Score one for me! I have fantastic co-workers and one of them was running out to a convenience store and asked if I wanted anything. I usually get one when he offers and then I save it for lunch. Not today, my friends. Take that GYSTS14!