Throughout this week I’ve mentioned that I felt great and happy at the conclusion of each run, but for some reason I had a real problem with apathy (or down right negativity) when it came to getting out the door. Whether I blamed it on the evening heat or the extremely early morning hours, I found it hard to get going all too frequently this week. I needed to find something that would give me that “spark” or motivation to get out the door.
Well, here’s something I found in the latest issue of Women’s Health magazine:
Let passion drive you. If you’re passionate about something, you’ll do anything to accommodate it. For me, sometimes that means running really early in the morning, sometimes it means skipping a day, sometimes it means running at night. You figure out how to do it.
I am about to start reading “My Life on the Run” at the recommendation of my running pal Melinda. I’m intrigued by “Paula: My Story So Far” by Paula Radcliffe and “Marathon Woman” by Katherine Switzer. Unfortunately, my library doesn’t carry those so I can’t just check them out!
While I maintain no delusions of ever being an Olympic marathoner, there is still much to be learned from these incredible athletes.