Running when you really don’t feel like it (training day 11)

Run Time: 42:58
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 3.03 miles
Average: 14:11 /mile
Fastest Pace: 7:58 /mile
Ascent: 161 feet
Descent: 130 feet

I admit, I did not want to leave the comfort of my bed this morning. Last night, I struggled with sleeping through the night and I was still recovering from stubborn trapezius muscles this morning. But, I pulled myself out, took some pain killers for the headache I had, and started coffee while I placed a warming pad on my shoulders. 20 minutes later, I left the house, telling myself about all the positives of my run today (variety, soft surface, being in the park) — and, like clockwork, about a mile in, I was a happy runner.

I doubt there really is a trick to conquer the urge not to run, but it’s probably like most things you don’t want to do: half the battle is just showing up, and the rest just follows.

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