Yesterday, I simply didn’t wanna run. I mean, not only did I not wanna run, I didn’t wanna get out the house. It was chilly and overcast — which typically I love — which for some reason was just making me not wanna do it.
So, I tricked myself.
I took it one step at a time, and put on my running shorts. I futzed around the house a little, and put on a running shirt. A little while later, running socks and my new running shoes found their way to my feet, and by then, I had no excuses. To the Greenway I went.
By design, I only set out to walk. I’m still trying to figure these shoes out, and I don’t wanna do something silly while I’m breaking them in. And walk I did, five kilometers of it.
What’s kinda interesting is that I notice that when I walk, it seems like the distance takes forever. Now, my jogging speed is only about 60-90 secs/km faster than my walk speed — I don’t stress up too much on speed. 🙂 However, when I jog or run, my brain gets fooled, and it thinks the distance is going by much faster. So, on a day when I didn’t even wanna go out, I muscled through a walk that felt like it took forever.
I’ve said this a lot — done is done. And I was happy to put more miles under my feet and on the new shoes!
This race benefitted Agent Outerwear’s Giving Event.