Day Three Complete!
Not that is was easy or anything, mostly because I didn't sleep well.
Why didn't I sleep well? The three beers and buffalo wings I had for dinner.
Yeap, even though I know I typically don't sleep well after having beer and wings or pizza, some Friday nights the temptation is too great!
That said, I do want to share one trick I've learned to avoid talking myself out of running:
Making my run the second thing I do each morning
Over the last three years I've had the most success getting myself to run when I do it right after waking up and spending some quite time with a cup of coffee or OJ.
Did you say quite time?
Yeah, that's because if I watch the morning news first, it usually puts me in a sour mood (I've since renamed those shows, “the morning's bad news.”)
If I instead browse the web, I find I'm transported minutes or even hours into the future, with little time left to run (and wondering where my morning went!)
And if I leave running to the afternoon or evening, that little voice in my head has time to completely wake up and think of dozens of excuses why I should take the night off.
So that's why I try to make running the second thing I do each morning.
Today’s score: Fat Man 1, Couch 0
Written by Shawn Tierney, a Fat Man Running in hopes of becoming less fat!