The alarm went off this morning and I looked outside.
It was still dark, freezing cold and it snowed last night. The running terrain is far from optimal.
Get myself dressed quickly and head out to meet my running group.
Take my time.
After all, I have a treadmill downstairs waiting for me whenever I want. There is no way I’ll be motivated to do the 20 minute tempo run like I need to on my own. I may have to suffer outside, but at least I’ll be suffering with other people.
I went with Option One, and by the time I got out there to meet the group, I already felt alive. The workout was over in no time and I ran faster and harder than I ever would have on my own. Just being out there with the rest of the team filled me with inspiration. And on top of that, I had the coach breathing down my neck, pushing me harder.
Don’t wait for the perfect conditions or you will never get out of the door.
No one ever finished a workout and wished it never happened. I knew that by the time I got home, my day was already off to a better start.
Ed: Brianna B.
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