Today, I did my first treadmill run since the heat wave of 2010.
It was hard. At Mile 0.2, I was already dreading it.
How did I manage to do 7 miles on the treadmill this summer is beyond me. Probably the heat fried my brain. Nothing was interesting on TV. It was too dark to see what's happening outside. And it was getting warm inside. See the negativity going on there in my head? Well, it sucks! I just wanna stay home and eat some bons bons.
Then, something sparked in my head and I decided to channel some positive inside me. I can hate every single friggin' step of this run, or I can just be happy to be able to run!
So, I decided to enjoy it. There was another lady a few treadmills away from me running. I told myself that, "she runs, I run." And I am not going to stop before she does.
It did the trick. I finished 4 miles on the treadmill in almost 45 minutes. It wasn't many miles, but I would have thrown in the towel at Mile 1.
The moral of the story?
Stay with it. Think something positive. Turn it around. It isn't as difficult as you think.
And most of all, enjoy the fact that you are able to run.
And I am 12 km away from hitting my goal for this year. So close! So close! So close!