Twitter reminded me that today is National Running Day, an annual celebration of running that happens every year on the first Wednesday in June. I have to admit, I really didn’t feel like running today. My alarm went off at 6:00 am and I had a 7K run marked in my calendar. But I was sleepy. And my muscles hurt from a weight class yesterday. And the sunbeams streaming in the window were really nice to lounge in. I hit snooze once. Then twice. Then three times. Then I didn’t have time to run anymore.
As soon as I saw #NationalRunningDay trending on Twitter, I knew I needed to reschedule that morning run to this evening. But when I got home I just wanted to lounge and drink wine and eat dinner and finish watching The Great Gatsby with my free trial of Amazon Prime.
Arrrgh. When you don’t have a race on the horizon, it’s awfully hard to get out there even with internet peer pressure. But I did it anyway. A 5K jaunt along Regent’s Canal with one long pause in the middle to take a work phone call (which totally destroyed my average pace! Why didn’t the Nike+ app pause while I took the phone call?!)
Anyway, not my best run, but I’m pleased that I got out there anyway even though I had a day-long argument with myself about all the things I’d rather be doing.
Now I can eat dinner, drink wine and lounge guilt-free. Good work, self.
Happy National Running Day all!