Is it just me or is there an awful lot of whining going on over at Twitter? Day after day after day. It got so bad one day, I actually thought about deleting my Twitter account. Of course, I thought about the Tworkout and decided against that idea.
I laid low for a couple of days and then got back on. Same stinkin thing. But, what caught my eye this time was that a lot of these tweets were whining about fitness related things. Training runs and races and such not going as planned. I understand this once in awhile, but every day? Could it possibly be that bad every day?
As a person who just finished Week 1 Day 2 of the Couch to 5K program today, I started giving this whining a lot of thought. Is it worth trying to train to run a 5k if there is the chance that I am going to end up hating it and whining about it? Is it just the nature of the beast? I understand that running is hard work. I understand that running long distances is hard work, but if you are not enjoying what you are doing, why do it?
Why do it? I got stuck on that thought. Why do it? Damn good question isn’t it? Here’s what I came up with… 1. Do it because you can. There are a lot of people out there that would give anything to be able to do what you can. 2. Do it because it’s a challenge. Prove to yourself that you have what it takes to push yourself just that little bit further than you thought you could. 3. Do it because you are worth it. You owe it to yourself to be the best you that you can be. 4. Do it because it’s what you want to do. Don’t let peer pressure push you into something that you don’t really want to do.
5. Do it because you have always wondered if you could. Wouldn’t it be fun to finally find out what you’re made of?