Do it anyway.


In all honesty, since Rock n’ Roll LA, running and I have not been BFFs…

If I was in the cafeteria back in High School and running asked if it could sit at my table (which was obviously not at the “Cool Kids” table) I would say “NO!”.

Some days I wake up and I do not want to run (today being one of them)…

but I do it anyway.

Some days my 33 year old body revolts against me and tries to prevent me from running…

but I do it anyway.

Some days my brain, which is normally pretty positive, turns into a negative Nancy…

but I do it anyway.

This is the point people- we can all make excuses and find reasons not to run when we are supposed to…

but do it anyway.

Those runs, the ones that you really don’t want to do, suck… big time. Trust me, I know.

But winners aren’t made when things are easy, winners are made when it is tough and things are hard.

You have to push yourself to be better, every single day, regardless of what your mind is telling you.

You can do it.

Even if you think you can’t…

do it anyway.

-RatherBeRunnin

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23 thoughts on “Do it anyway.

  1. saulbee says:

    It’s for those days when I get back from a shitty day at work and the wind and rain are trying their best to put me off I am glad I have an autopilot. Turn it on, brain stops working and the next thing I know I am out pounding the pavement.

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  2. Emily says:

    I was talking to my dad about running one day. I described to him a run I recently did, a 4-mile trail run at the park near my old house. The first couple of miles of the run sucked. They were the kind of miles that just make you question running – my legs felt like lead, I was winded, everything was a struggle just to keep moving. Then all of a sudden I hit an awesome song on my playlist, the trail opened up to this beautiful view, and my legs were flying. I felt – there was no other word for it – joy. Just joy in the run, in being outside, in being alive in this moment.

    My dad pointed out, “Those moments right there – those are why you do it.” And he was right. I shuffle and struggle through wind, lead legs, heat, and dog crap just for that mile of pure joy. I don’t just do it; I do it for the hope that I can experience something wonderful.

    Wow, this ended up a little insightful for a comment. Heh.

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    • ratherberunnin says:

      Thank you! I am glad I could help. I am struggling this week as well. I have increased my mileage again and am having some foot issues… so it’s been messing with me, but like I said I am running anyway. πŸ™‚ good luck!

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  3. katydahle says:

    I love this post because I can completely relate to what you articulated so well! I like to think that the “tough” runs prepare me mentally for the part in every race where I dig in further than I ever thought possible.

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  4. runaroundrobb says:

    You are better than I. Today was supposed to be sprints but after the hills yesterday, my soreness, I didn’t sleep and 12 other excuses plus the fact that tomorrow is my rest day and I stayed in bed a bit longer. I convinced myself to switch my rest day with this mornings comfortable pillow… Now I just have to try and make sure I actually do it. I would be better off following your lead probably.

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    • ratherberunnin says:

      Lol. Well as long as you “just do it” tomorrow… That’s all that matters. Sometimes our minds and bodies need a break, but it’s important to not get too complacent and let one day off turn into 5. πŸ™‚

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