”If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” -Joe Namath
This was the Facebook status a friend posted after I declared that I didn’t feel up to a 12 mile run yesterday and had resolved to do 5 instead. I belive my exact words were, “You can do anything for 5 miles, right?”
Well, if there’s anything that I’ve learned about running it’s that if you’re capable of running 5, you’re capable of running 12. So I did. And it wasn’t so terrible. And I’m happy that I was able to make a choice yesterday that alleviated me being forced to do it today. Rather than spending the day disappointed in myself and dreading the long run in the morning, I got to relish in the fact that it was already done. A fabulous decision because I really don’t feel like running 12 miles today either. Go figure.
Oooh! And did I tell you all about the healthy bbq I planned yesterday? I left the husband at home while I went to BJs Wholesale for ingredients – this is key in keeping the Doritos and whatnot out of the cart! In their stead we had lean burgers and chicken sausages (on whole wheat buns!), corn on the cob, a chickpea salad, a fruit salad and a green salad. No pictures, but trust me, it was divine and left us free to splurge on chocolate birthday cake with peanut butter frosting. Holy yum.
So today’s itinerary: 5 mile hill run, kickboxing with Anne P, fro-yo, and movie night with the husband. I can get on board with all of that. 🙂
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!