Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mental space

By no means am I going to claim that I have found the key to the universe, but for me, to get my butt out the door and running, the trick is to not think about it.  That sounds dumb, but I lay the clothes out the night before, everything in order, then when I get up, it's just part of the routine.  Simple as that, and, like brushing my teeth, it isn't something I enter into long debate with myself over....gee, don't feel like brushing my teeth, am I going to brush my teeth this morning, or shall I put it off to another day?
Just don't even consider it, part of the routine on automatic pilot.
works, for me
Still wish it was something I look forward too though, which normally it's not.

That said, I'm almost always glad I went while I'm running, and I am always glad I went afterwards., while running, I had warm sun on me, masses of wildflowers, red-winged blackbirds, a goldfinch, two rabbits, two deer and a quail!  Plus I ate rasberries and blueberries.

Lovely start to a day.


elpadawan said...

Maybe just making part of the routine is the little nudge you need for days when the blanket is more tempting than the asphalt :)

oreneta said...

Precisely, can't think of it as an option, indeed, can't think of it at all!