Hello Friends! I ran 11 miles this morning. Today is the 3rd day of fall and it definitely felt like it. The temperature was right around 50 degrees when I started the run at 5:30am. I wore shorts with a short sleeve tech shirt. I also wore my high visibility vest and LED head lamp. My goal was to run 10 miles. I was feeling so good during the run, I decided to add an extra mile.
During today’s run, I was thinking about the week ahead and planning my approach. I will be doing some traveling during the work week that will take me out of my normal routine. I recall a time in my life where I would allow any excuse prevent me from running or working out. For example, if I had to do some traveling or extra driving during the week I would just skip my workouts. Another excuse I would use is “the weather is crappy” and I would skip my workout. I can write a book on excuses I’ve used in the past.
I’m glad I overcame that mindset. Over the years I have adopted a no excuses mentality. I don’t allow excuses to get in the way of my goals or plans. I learned to be flexible and how to adjust to shifting demands. Let me tell you, having this mindset keeps me on track and is a key to success in my journey. A person can come up with a million excuses not to do something, but all it takes is one compelling reason to take action and stick with the plan.
Until next time! Be more, Do more! Let’s Go!