I wake up most days thinking, really must run today, and I’ve realised the longer I leave it the less likely I am to do it. As the day progresses so does my list of excuses not to go out.
Sad thing is, I actually like running; unlike my dog who incidentally LOVES running. That moment when I get changed and put on my trainers and headphones signals probably the only time that I completely switch off from everything else around me. I literally don’t think about anything else other than the run ahead of me. No fretting about work, what I’m going to cook for dinner, how the children are doing, should I be doing more …..
I am however a fair weather runner, running in the rain just does not do it for me at all – this is when the running machine gets dusted down. Running on an autumnal morning is just beautiful. The ever changing landscape of the farmers fields and beautiful coloured trees and if the sky is blue too – bonus. The dog loves it, pulling me round the first half and then I drag her home past half way (don’t be fooled, this is not because I run 20 miles, but she always starts off too fast and then struggles, we’ve talked about this but she just won’t listen).
So, today I won’t put it off, my trainers are on and I’m off to enjoy my solitude and clear head space – great start to the day. Plenty of time later to fret about work, what I’m going to cook for dinner, how the children are doing, should I be doing more …..