Friday, March 13, 2015

It's so easy to stop running. You just walk.

Lots of people say the hardest part is just getting out the door to go to the gym, go for a run or whatever.   You know, the hardest part is showing up.

For me?  I'm not so sure.

I'm training for a 10K using a training plan.  It's a struggle. 

I have no problem getting into my running clothes and out the door.

But the actual running part?   It's hard.  I'm the worst version of myself when I run.   

Because when I run, I just want to stop.  
And it's so easy to stop running.  
You just walk.  
If you just stop swimming you'll drown.  
Or biking you'll fall over if you were to just stop.

I'm motivated not to drown.  I'm motivated not to fall off a bike.    

I considered training with a treadmill.   Stop running on one of those things?  That shit's gonna hurt.
But, you can also just push a STOP button.   It's right there.  Big and red and ready for you.  If I stop running when I'm out on a trail at least I have to keep walking to get back to my apartment or car.

I  need to renovate my approach.   
I've already made a few helpful adjustments.
I'm bringing you along for the ride, er, I mean, the run.