Yesterday, my energy levels were dragging. I spent a good two hours trying to talk myself into tackling the 3.0-mile run on my training plan.
I only have a few pet peeves:
People who lie
Not closing the shower curtain
Sitting in the window seat
Dust on the floor
Please count the phrase â€œItâ€™s only 3.0 milesâ€ on my pet peeve list. I guess â€˜only 3.0 milesâ€™ is intended to be motivating (and is usually uttered by people who regularly run double digits). Maybe itâ€™s intended to be along the lines of â€œyou can do anything for 10 minutes,â€ but man â€“ THREE MILES IS THREE MILES. Thatâ€™s 3,000 foot strikes. At least 1,800 seconds. The length of 9 trashy pop songs.
I tried to tell myself, â€œCome on, Caitlinâ€¦ itâ€™s only 3.0 miles,â€ and my mind shot back, â€œI HATE YOU. THREE MILES IS SO FAR!â€ Yeah. It didnâ€™t really work.
So instead, I remembered how exhausted â€“ but strong â€“ I felt during the best race of my life. I gave myself the, â€œIf you can do that, you can do anythingâ€ pep speech, which was MUCH more effective.
And then I ran 3.0 miles! It was hard but I was proud of myself for sticking to my plan.
My legs were sore this morning! I stretched it out in the kitchen as I waited for my tea to brew.
In the mix:
It looks like another beautiful Fall day out thereâ€¦
Too bad Iâ€™m going to be stuck in an office!
Whatâ€™s your favorite workout pep talk? What pep talk really irritates you? Does saying, â€œItâ€™s only X miles!â€ work for you?