The last thing that I wanted to do this morning was wake up early and go for a run. As I was laying in bed dreading my soon to be lack of breath, I thought two things: 1. You do not have a choice and 2. Stop being mediocre. Both of these things might not sound very loving coming from a life coach, but they were exactly what I needed to hear to get my butt out of bed and into some running tights.
Of course I had a choice, I could choose not to run or not to workout today. But I wanted to choose something that made me feel good, not something I would regret. I also thought that choosing to stay in bed is something that a mediocre version of myself would have done. Instead, I went against my general instinct to have a resting heartbeat and ran over six miles. This is the furthest I have run since I have been in Colorado. Six miles used to be a standard short run for me- but now that yoga has become top dog, six miles felt like a marathon.
As I was running I kept coming back to my two original thoughts and was happy that I know when to be gentle to myself and when to kick my own butt. So on day 33 I ran 6.4 miles- take that mediocrity!