I am downstairs on my treadmill, just past mile 7 of an 8 mile run. I'm running slightly under a 10 minute per mile pace, which I have maintained for the entire treadmill run. I am getting this run in ahead of working a 10 hour work shift. I realize I have jumped over (well figuratively, it's hard to jump on a treadmill) a hurdle.
It's amazing how you can move past mental obstacles, with just a little push.
In the past, I rarely exercised on my "weekend to work". It's tiring to work on your own for two shifts. I am tired toward the end of the work day, and at home at night. So I have in the past just not bothered working out. I'm doing enough by working, right?
Now I have a running schedule, which has me running 6 or 7 days a week. Which includes my weekend to work.
I figure out how to do it. What time I need to get up, have my lunch made ahead of time, stuff ready to go.
I find it is not "that hard" to do. I CAN get up early, and go run. I just had to step over that mental speed bump.
I also wasn't sure I could maintain the running pace that I did for the run. I did!
Do you need to give yourself a little mental push???