What/Who motivates you? What do you tell yourself when you are struggling? How do you keep going when it is too cold, too windy, too hot, too humid, too early, too late, etc...?
I think I motivate myself. I am a very goal oriented person and if I set a goal or a plan I do it. Each Sunday I plan my running for the next week. How far, when, where. I look at my calendar to see where I am busy and plan around it. This has worked for me for a long time. If I have planned it, I DO IT! Of course there are times when this is stupid such as when I am sick so I try to use common sense but try is the operative word there.
If I am struggling I tell myself it will be over but to keep going. Sometimes on the dreadmill I take walk breaks if I am flagging. I pretty much keep going until the miles are completed but they are not all good miles. The only weather I avoid is thunder storms as I am not going to run in those, it's a good way to get killed! But if you have read my blog for awhile you know cold doesn't stop me. I don't like heat so I do run as early as I can in the summer. I am not sure how I will handle DC when I visit in June! I also don't run in the dark unless it is in a well lit safe area and that is very seldom.
I have registered for a race in Maryland besides the race in Colorado this summer. The race in Maryland has a mother/daughter division. Em and I will totally rock it!!!
Taken at our last (and only) mother/daughter 5K race
The one we drove 4 hours to run!!
And........not so good. As a school teacher I found out today one of my students has the dreaded...........lice!!! I have been itching ever since!!!!