I hadn’t thought about running at all today, not until I was on my way home. I’d bumped into a colleague at the train station and she asked me (in the way that colleagues on the train often do) what I was doing this evening, and without evening thinking about it, the words were right there in front of me – I should probably go for a run.
And it was as simple as that. I had to run. If I didn’t, I would be a fake, a fraud, one of those people who talks about getting fit but never actually does anything about it. Someone who talks about doing and achieving great things but always finds an excuse not too see it through. And I didn’t want to be that person. Not today. So I did what had to be done.
As soon as I got home, I got changed and headed out. I didn’t even think about it. I couldn’t afford to. I had to get in and out as quickly as possible, move forward and get it done.
To be fair, it wasn’t a very long run. Week 3 Day 2 of Couch to 5K is two reps of 1:30 run, 1:30 walk, 3:00 run and 3:00 walk. As usual, I stopped the Garmin before the final walk break, making a very short session even shorter on paper. And it was slow too. But it was fine.
I can hold my head high at work tomorrow. The run got done.
How’s your training going? Does telling other people about your plans to go running help to motivate and keep you accountable? Please share your thoughts in the comments.