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Get Over Yourself and Take the First Step

Ha, I just realized that this week, my posts are basically eschewing many of the criticisms unearthed via my survey. Monday was a long post about my life (not informational), Tuesday was about why I will continue to talk about food, and today I am going to start a post with an all-to-common running experience and then expand on that in order to connect it to life (apparently, sometimes this feels forced. It isn’t, I just am that ADHD, mkay?).

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He doesn’t help.

I feel kinda bad, actually. My first reaction would be (if I were to read this admission), “well, why did you even ask me my opinion?” And, like I tell my husband: to give you the chance to agree with me šŸ˜€ I kid, I kid. I do take the advice to heart. But right now, I’m going to talk about something that is on my heart. And, honestly, if you don’t learn something larger about yourself through running and marathon training… well, I don’t know what that says about you!

No, I’m not going to start with a caterpillar run and end with a anecdote about perspective. Or how marathon training has brought me a new peace with my body. Or that the true test of the marathon is the training, and the race itself is just a victory lap, a perfect metaphor for learning to love the journey and not focus so much on the end result.

race is the victory lap marathon suz

Rather, today’s post is going to be very, very to the point and is going to take some cues from other posts that I have written.

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Take that First step

Yesterday (Tuesday) morning, I woke up from sleeping quite hard to a rainy morning. I wrestled with my computer a bit (it is seriously pissing my off right now) while I had my breakfast. I waited for the sun to come up or at least for it to get light enough to know what I was dealing with outside. I’ve discovered that I’m either a rise and go or a rise and wait for 2 hours, then go type of runner. That 1 – 2 hrs after waking up just is my nadir before I pop back up. But it is also the time that I have to get myself put together and convince myself to run.

Thus, I am making my decision to go run right when I want to run the least. 

Yesterday was no exception. I saw that the rain had stopped, I checked the weather–no rain again until much later. And good temps. I made excuses–should I just run later? But when would I? Should I run at the gym? Should I this? That? The other?

Really, we all know what I was doing–delaying the inevitable. I knew that I would feel better if I went for my run. I also knew that there was no way I was going to enjoy or get through a treadmill run, and there was no option for running later. It was now. Or it was not gonna happen. 

So I pulled on my Pegasus’s, expecting my run to not be that fast (also, my orthotics were in them from my run with Alex Sunday), and also not sure how wet the streets would be. MCM hat, on (what if it sprinkles?). Music on before I even left. And pump that ish and make it bouncy.

Deep breath, open door. 

Deep breath, little stretch, push elevator. A few more activations because I know I need to. Already thinking about how this was going to be a slog. 

Exit my building (btw, why is it a good idea to BLAST (like, hair moving) cold air??), check my watch for my starting time (ain’t gonna wait for my Garmin to try to find me among the skyscrapers), and begrudgingly go. 

And have a fantastic time, with zingier legs than I’ve had in a while. I had to make one bathroom stop (necessary), but I picked up right were I left off, and zoomed away. The music was right in tune with me, the air neither humid nor not, the air not warm or cool. Some sky, but really just that sky that you see as storm cloud move away. 

Rain clouds retreating over Chicago Harbor

The run didn’t fly by, but it was far better–each mile was the same as the one before, and each put a smile on my face.

I finished feeling like I could run forever.

Many of us have heard that anecdote that the hardest step for a runner is out the front door. For me, it is that shove off the couch, as well as the first step. And sometimes many other steps in between. The knowledge that it isn’t necessarily going to get easier can pull you away, make you less likely to start. 

You Can Beginning of Story Dealing With Anxiety Suzlyfe

Not too long ago, I found myself stagnant in certain areas of my life. What was holding me back? A combination of fears: that others wouldn’t follow through, that I wouldn’t (or couldn’t) follow through, that it just wouldn’t work out, it wouldn’t be the right time, or that something would go wrong.

But I started taking steps.

You can’t have movement without action. You can’t have an amazing run on a random Tuesday unless you get over yourself and just take that first damn step. 

I think that’s what it comes down to: It isn’t about strength of character, or a higher or greater perspective. It’s about getting over yourself, knowing that you can’t have greatness without putting it into motion, and, at the end of the day (or the beginning, as it happens), sometimes?

Get Over Yourself in Running and Life Suzlyfe

Rain is a good thing. 

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When was the last time you just had to get over yourself?

Have you noticed that you have a morning lull period? When is it?

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69 Comments

  • Reply Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com}

    Now I feel like I really need to get over myself in a few areas of my life …
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    August 19, 2015 at 5:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Please, you make me look like a couch cushion, not just a couch potato.
      Plus, you have a human inside of you.

      August 19, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I need to get over myself today. I am always up and at em but my body told me no go this morn. Probably has something to do with the fact that I haven’t had a rest day in like 10 days, haha!
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, in that case, you might need it! Get over yourself and take a rest day!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    So true wise one! As I sit here contemplating going to the gym in a few minutes. I know I’ll feel better if I move some but the other part of me wants to sleep all day. But I will go because that is who I am and what I do.
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And you would also be miserable if you stayed and slept all day!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I agree! You just have to take the first step. It can be a small step too. But with anything, you have to do SOMETHING to get ANYTHING. Don’t stay still and stuck, that will only bring on more of the funk šŸ˜‰ (Rhymes)
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Poet and you didn’t even know it! You have create your movement.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    You never know what you’re going to get unless you go. I love runs like that.
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh so true!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Bri

    I wish I read this yesterday, when I got on my running gear but then proceeded to not go for a run. My plan was to go to bed super early because I’ve been so useless and tired lately, but ended up staying up late anyway! #fail
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But then you bitchslapped it today!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:57 am
  • Reply EB @ Running on E

    I love runs in the rain, but I don’t think that was the point of this post.

    I’m with you. If I am not meeting a group to run, I will take my sweet ass time getting out the door. It’s not unusual for me to start a run at 9am on the weekend. I also agree with you on the larger life connection. I’ve been in that stuck place lately too and have been trying to challenge myself more to get out of it (mixed results).
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    August 19, 2015 at 7:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, you’ve had a pretty big go of bronchitis. but you kicked that to the curb, thankfully.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    It’s a little harsh but so true! If we just get over ourselves we can do so much more. Often WE are the ones holding us back.
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    August 19, 2015 at 7:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Precisely.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Love runs like this. The internal tug of war is a bitch though. You know you want to go just not yet blah blah. Hate those games. Then you feel bad if you don’t go and kick yourself for not getting motivated. I love that people think just because you exercise on a schedule doesn’t mean it’s not tough sometimes to get motivated. Glad you hd a good run and love the one foot in front of the other. That’s my life right now.
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    August 19, 2015 at 7:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Precisely. It’s not about pushing your body to the brink, it’s about knowing when you are just being a little blarg. Go for it!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Jessie

    You are such a beautiful person, Suz! I’m not kidding either. It’s been wonderful getting to know you through your blog this past year. I admire your positivity in life. Sure there will be moments when you get down.. but your real & honest about them. Oh & if you never wore down.. well than you wouldn’t be human to say the least.

    For me, the way I get out of a “mmm.. Ill put it off later” thought is to think of my kids. I always want to be the best Mom I can be. I want to be the healthiest I can be for them. Now that doesn’t mean somedays I say F it and go back to bed.. but those are usually days where rest is needed. Our bodies know a lot.. more than we give them credit for.

    I think I got off topic? Hm… perhaps I should just end this comment now.

    HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY šŸ™‚
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    August 19, 2015 at 7:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, Jessie, You are such a gem!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    Oh I totally have a morning lull period when I first wake up! I am hoping to shorten it more and more, but usually it is about an hour. I admire people who just get up and go!
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have to do it before I think about it, or else I just have to embrace the face that I am going to chill and take my time.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I love those 2 quotes you have. I am disappointed in my finish on the iron girl but I need to focus on the journey and all of the hard work I put into it and not the time it took me that day. Thanks for the reminder.
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you have to find the happiness in the challenge. You may not have had the finish you wanted, but you got back in the saddle after a very serious injury!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    I love runs like that! Especially when I’m trying to put it off, or not looking forward to it…then you have the best run of your life and get that passion back. I actually prefer running in the rain, so if it’s supposed to rain during the day I’ll adapt my schedule to fit that. Kind of backwards, right?

    During the week, I don’t delay running at all. Mostly because if I do, I’ll be late for work or have to move my run to the evening. So, it’s wake up at 5AM and go or swelter in the heat. On the weekends, though, I delay the entire morning!
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And I can’t delay on the weekends at all because of coaching! But I soooo know what you mean!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Suzy

    You’re so wise, especially for such a young whipper snapper! My morning lull period is from about midnight until 9pm. I’m good for a solid hour, and then I go to bed. Nah. Okay so I’m not a morning person and I force myself to run in the mornings anyway just because it feels so damn good to be free for the rest of the day to do whatever we feel like doing. Yesterday I took the kids to the bookstore, read our books in the sun while Callum napped and then spent the afternoon at the pool. I had a glass of wine in hand while I made dinner, all because I got my sorry sagging ass (it’s sexy, though… and I love spanks) out the door by 6am. I need to do that now. Right after my coffee.
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are just a badass. Not a morning person, but you do it anyway, bitches. And then likely again in the evening. Crazy.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Lisa @ RunWiki

    Don’t you love when you dread something and it turns out to be awesome? I used to be a pop out of bed and get it done person, but since having children, a thyroid condition, and generally old age, I too have to convince myself to go (lately that “go” means 2-3 miles run/walk) but my point is that I understand all too well the battle that goes on in the mind and many times the mind is just wrong.
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Precisely. Mind, body, you gotta listen and know who is telling the truth and who is lying!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Heather @ Life In Leggings

    I totally go through all of these emotions while training for a race. Granted, I’ve never trained for a full marathon (although it’s on the bucket list), but I have buckled up and forced myself out the door for my long training run on Saturdays when it was the last thing I wanted to do. I’m taking the year off from races, and I know this will give my body the (emotional and physical) rest it needs to come back with a vengeance. Don’t be afraid to take a season off from running, too, my friend. It will always be there to return to! But for now, awesome job kicking booty! Good luck with all of your training and races šŸ™‚
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    August 19, 2015 at 8:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Heather! And I agree, rest is so important–you must give your body time off. My bod will get to enjoy plenty of sitting on the couch after Chicago!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Okay, fine! I’m going to get over myself, put on my running clothes, drive down to the lake, and get my lazy a$$ running up the steep stairs and around the ramps until I just can’t take another step. Thank you, Susie!

    August 19, 2015 at 8:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Omg, you exhausted me just thinking about doing stairs!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    YEAH, DOODE! We all have those days, those months, those years — this is the best advice for all of those periods of time. #TeamFirstStep
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    August 19, 2015 at 9:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      LIke being a little kid–it’s all a build up to that first epic step!

      August 19, 2015 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    The hardest step for me is… getting my butt up… putting on my clothes…. getting out the door… and everything that happens in between there šŸ™‚
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    August 19, 2015 at 9:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahaha yes

      August 19, 2015 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    I do usually feel much better after workout and I’m glad that I’ve finally gotten to a place where I know if I need to push myself or if I legitimately need to just chill out. It definitely took a lot of trial and error, but I think I’ve got it figured out šŸ™‚
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    August 19, 2015 at 9:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yes. Such a sweet spot. I think it is about learning to listen to your body and listening to your brain.
      But then again, both of mine are faulty, so there you go.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    Love this and I can so relate. I’m a get up and go type of runner, but only because I know that if I try to put it off, I’ll dread running and I have no energy to go after work. So I lace up before I even think about it. It can take me anywhere from 1-5 miles to really feel like I’m in a groove. Not exactly ideal when my usual weekday runs are 6-8 miles. But you’re absolutely right. You have to take the first step. And like you, sometimes it takes me a shove off the couch (or out of bed, in my case) to really get moving.
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    August 19, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve found myself really liking certain runs where I just get up and go, rather than waiting to have my breakfast and all of that. But for the longer runs, the breakfast is necessary.

      August 19, 2015 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Shawna

    i’ve also been struggling with being stuck in some negativity in certain areas of my life and trying to fight through the reasons why i instantly let myself stress out and think of all the negatives rather than focus on what could go right or see it as a blessing… i definitely need to get over myself and have some perspective and take some action, regardless of whether or not i know those actions will be RIGHT (if there’s such a thing!). “you can. beginning of story.” i like it.
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    August 19, 2015 at 10:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely think sometimes getting over yourself means not holding on to things that bring negativity in–you don’t have to make yourself unhappy just for the sake of hanging on to something.

      August 19, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Jamie

    I’m totally go-go-go all through the morning. It’s usually from 2pm-5pm where I would be totally content sitting on a couch and staring at a wall… is that weird? Haha. I usually find that I have a hard time getting my run in anytime after 11, which makes it difficult especially if I sleep through my alarm in the morning. Womp Womp #RunnerProblems.
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    August 19, 2015 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Heather@hungryforbalance

    That first step is SO the hardest! I love waking up in the morning to work out because I know I don’t do it then, I will just keep making excuses later and it won’t get done. Such an inspiring post! The “take the first step” advice is so applicable to so many aspects of life. Regardless if it is working out, changing jobs, etc. that first step can be the hardest!
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    August 19, 2015 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    Love this Susie. You really can’t get anywhere until you get off the couch and take that first step.

    And, btw, my favorite blogs are always a combination of informational and personal. Whatever your survey said šŸ™‚
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    August 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Yes! I stall on many things mainly out of fear. Even though I know it’s at least better to try and fail than to not try at all! Now that I have some downtime I’m really going to try to make some moves in other areas of my life!
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    August 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Ryan always teases me that it takes me an hour to get out the door to run in the morning. I’ll have my pre-run snack, coffee, and do dynamic stretches, but a lot of it is also working up the mental motivation.
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    August 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    I’ve gotten back into that just walk out the door in the morning before your brain realizes what you are doing habit. If I wait I’m doomed. Procrastination nation. Lately a lot of my runs have clicked. But then there is today, dead legs for all 4.5 I couldn’t stand a step longer, but I don’t regret it!
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    August 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I love running in the rain! Winter not so much so. I have a post for later this week that covers some of this…..seriously we are on a roll this week aren’t we?! Every time I am injured I swear I will never dread a run again. But it happens. Such is life.
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    August 19, 2015 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    I live this post almost every work day!! Since I work at the club, I feel like I have NO EXCUSE to not move, at least a little. 90% of the time when I’d rather sleep, I vow to commit five minutes to exercise – if, after five mins, I feel like quitting, I’ll stop. But I usually get the blood flowing and music pumping enough to get motivated! Sometimes :P. Thanks for this, girl!
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    August 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, yeah, I know what you mean–it’s like, well…. i honestly have no excuse, but let me make up one!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Ange @ Cowgirl Runs

    That was definitely me last month. I really needed to get the eff over myself and get -ish done. Now I’m taking steps, even if it’s just an email, or writing something in my training calendar, I’m getting it done and damn it feels good (it always does).
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    August 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, it is all about the steps that you can take–you don’t have to take all of them at once, but that release feels so great!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Kerri Mcgrail

    I was thinking about this earlier today (as you know) and about how sometimes I literally force myself to do things that I don’t want to do. I definitely am a believer in doing things that make you happy- but sometimes ya just have to buck up and deal with it! Some of my best runs/workouts are usually the ones I am dreading. I can usually get myself out the door by reminding myself how fabulous I will feel after I finish (hello runner’s high). Usually I have to get over myself when getting myself to partake in/go to social events/situations that I would really rather not go to (introvert probs).
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    August 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know what you mean. It’s also about setting a comfort level and starting the practice. I can get totally stuck in my comfy life, and recently I’ve been forced out of that, and it has been great. Even if a bit overwhelming!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    I’m so glad that this turned out to be a great run for you, Susie; that is just the icing on the cake, right? Uh, my morning lull time is probably around 9 or 10am; if I’m not out before then, it’s really going to be tough to fight the mental battle. I like to get out early, early, early!! Hope you’ve had a great Wednesday!!
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    August 19, 2015 at 9:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope that you had a great Wednesday as well! As long as I am before lunch, there is still a chance that it will happen. After lunch…. maybe not. Also depend on whether or not I have real clothes that I need to change into.

      August 21, 2015 at 11:27 am
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Yep, I can totally relate to that part where you nearly put off your run / daily exercise routine.

    It’s been a constant struggle / battle for me, since I had to move my whole routine from 6am to 5pm, due to my change in employment in May, to adapt to exercising in the evening.

    My time is the morning. I still use my weight bench and do Pilates in the mornings before work, but it’s the running I missed most first thing in the day, on the treadmill in the gym. I’m only just beginning to enjoy it again at 5pm. It’s been hard, telling myself at 5pm every day, after a hard day at work, that I MUST do it. I know I must, as you say, we always feel better after exercising, don’t we? šŸ™‚
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    August 20, 2015 at 4:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Completely changing everything up, particularly when it is not natural to you, is nearly impossible. At least you are still getting your movement in!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:28 am
  • Reply CARLA

    OH I LOVE THIS.
    recently Ive had to get over my damn self entirely in order to move marriage-forward.
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    August 20, 2015 at 4:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can imagine!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Ugh, I needed this today. I was going to run this morning, but when my alarm went off I was just. too. tired and let myself go back to sleep. And of course now that I’m awake and at work, I’m wishing I had gotten over myself and just gone. In fact, that’s the phrase that I’ve often used when I talk about how I’ve recently gotten back into running. At first I tried running in the evenings, because I couldn’t fathom getting up earlier in the mornings. But evenings are so variable schedule-wise for me, that I decided to GET OVER MYSELF and start waking up earlier. Most mornings I do it. Some, like today, I don’t. I try not to dwell on it and beat myself up, and just focus on the next day and trying to get excited about it. Obviously I knew I couldn’t be alone in this, but still, it’s nice to read about someone else going through the same thing!

    August 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      <3
      You better believe that others are going through it. It doesn’t matter how much you love something, sometimes, you just feel blarg. And trying to fit running in after work is just a no go for me except on very particular occasions. Otherwise, it’s a NO

      August 21, 2015 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Farrah

    And, like I tell my husband: to give you the chance to agree with me. <- hahaha.

    I love that quote about not getting the finish you wanted (but at least you started)! Tis how I felt about…boards. And a whole slew of other things in my life! At the very least, I put in the effort, so…better than nothing, and better than regretting that I didn't do it!

    August 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And you never know–it might turn out better than you ever thought it could!

      August 21, 2015 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    I love running in the rain but I wish it didn’t make my headphones fall out. I also won’t go out for a run if it’s already raining but if it starts during the run it makes me so happy. Weird.
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    August 21, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I wouldn’t say that I mind running in light rain. As long as my phone is protected.

      August 21, 2015 at 11:22 am

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