Monday, September 17, 2012
This mantra occurred to me on Saturday afternoon while I was doing my long run for the week. I had been up quite early but had farted about in my usual manner! Once I was finally on my way it was very warm, my mind was thinking about errands and other things I wanted to attend to once I'd finished my run and I was regretting not having got it out of the way earlier. About the 4km mark (with about 10 to go!) I said almost these exact words aloud to myself, through gritted teeth! And then I thought "what a great idea for Monday Mantra!"...so in many ways it was worth it ;)
I have been quite good lately with getting up and going for my runs early and Saturday's was my first afternoon run in a while. I think I much prefer being an early bird when it comes to workouts....even though I am a night owl through and through. Can you ever change this about yourself, I wonder? Has anyone ever successfully made the transition? How did you do it?
I think this mantra can be applied to anything you might not be particularly looking forward to but will reap the benefits of having completed. Now I will attempt to apply the same philosophy to filing my tax return....
Have a happy Monday! :)