Just Get On With It


Something happens during the day to derail your efforts to exercise.

Maybe it’s a sick child, maybe it’s a soreness from the previous day’s exercise that makes it difficult, maybe it’s work, maybe it’s an unsupportive spouse, maybe it’s because you are tired, maybe it’s because you are afraid of failing at something new, maybe there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you feel needs to get done, or maybe it’s because YOU. JUST. DON’T. WANT. TO.

We ALL have those days- we know we need to do IT but for whatever reason, we can’t or won’t or don’t.

This has happened to me more times than I can count.  Hey, I am human and this fitness journey is a lifetime commitment.  It can be tiring and exhausting and time-consuming when thrown in with the rest of my life stuff: family, marriage, work, kids and STUFF.  Some days I have perseverance and push on through and some days I don’t.

A few weeks ago, I was scheduled for a 10 mile training run.  Who the hell runs for 10 miles during a training run?!!!  Us suckers who register for a marathon- that’s who.  10 hot long slow running miles all by myself.  I had such a busy day already planned and the run had to happen first thing in the morning or it wouldn’t get done.  I got the kids off to school and then I drove to one of the local running trails.

I slogged on through those ten miles, pushing myself forward mile after mile after mile.  I didn’t want to do it, I certainly didn’t want to do 10 miles by myself, but I did it.

I did not give in to the 8 million reasons telling me to ditch the run.  I turned those negative voices off in my head and just got on with it.

I am so glad I did.  The run was decent.  I didn’t die.  I didn’t regret DOING it. Instead, I felt accomplished, satisfied, and content.

Sometimes….OK, many times, we need to shut up the negative voices in our head and JUST GET ON WITH IT.

Can you think of an instance where you did just that?

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