Do you have those days when the alarm goes off, and you wonder how many times you can hit the snooze button, before you actually, absolutely can not stay in bed any longer? Today was one of those days. It was very difficult. I didn't sleep well any night this past weekend, and the thought of getting out of bed this morning was not only miserable, it felt like a prison sentence.
I don't want to go run every morning that I do it. I like running, I like having it out of the way before it gets too hot, but some mornings are just plain hard.
On mornings like today, I'm so thankful to have a running buddy! My running Buddy is Matt. He's great! He's gotta be one of the most inspiring people that I know. He and his wife are incredible parents with beautiful, well behaved, bright children. They are the type of parents that I would want to be like if I have kids. Matt used to be my Boss and he did a great job at that too. Now he's pursuing his P.H.D. and some day he will inspire lots of minds in the class room. I'm lucky to know him.
But I'm even luckier to have him as a running buddy. If I'm going to meet him for a run in the morning I know I have to be there. I can't skip. He's got kids that might keep him up in the middle of the night and he still gets up to meet me and run! I certainly don't have that kind of responsibility, so I damn well better make it out to the park to meet him.
Thankfully today was one of the mornings that I had a standing running appointment with Matt, and it was a good thing too.
I know that I might kick and scream getting out of bed in the morning. It doesn't always feel good, honestly, sometimes I don't even want to be running (especially when I'm running up those long hard hills), but when I'm done and the clock hasn't even ticked 7am, and I know I got to run in the coolest part of the day, well, I don't think there is a better thing that I could have done than get up and run.
So today, it's a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to MATT, he's pretty awesome!
How do you power through and wake up or do the things that sometimes you find difficult?
Like running fast or long, creativity doesn't happen by accident. It takes consistency, discipline and hard work. We so often look at the work of others and think that they're so talented and we wrongly assume that talent means it's easy for them, when that's just not the case. Talent is when someone takes their passion and works hard to cultivate it. Talent doesn't mean easy.
31 days of running a minimum of 25 minutes or 3 miles I ended up with a little over 100 miles for the month.
The challenge is this "run every single day in the month of December. No missing a day, no doubling up, every day including christmas, run 3 miles or 25 minutes what ever comes first."