I didn't think I would have a chance to write yet another blog post today, but I'm multi-tasking while watching the VERY IMPORTANT Oregon vs. Boise State game. (Go Ducks!)
I do love running, and I really love the way I feel when I'm done, but I'll admit sometimes (usually) it's pretty hard to get myself out of bed in the morning to run, especially when it's dark, and/or wet, and/or cold out. All of which will occur with increasing frequency in the days and weeks to come.
So what tips the balance in the ever-challenging contest between my warm, cozy bed and the cold, hard streets (sidewalks)?
Okay, I know this is pathetic. And embarrassing. And borderline dysfunctional.
It's the calories. Simply, I can eat more on the days I run (or work out). I can hardly bear to think of how much I should restrict myself if I choose to stay in bed instead of run. It's not worth it. I'd rather just run.
Once I'm out there and get going, I start to appreciate the running for itself. I just needed that extra boost to get myself going.
So sorry about my shallowness. But I really enjoyed that big ribeye steak I had for dinner tonight!*
*Thanks to an excrutiating stint on a stairmaster (and I was resting my legs today?) plus extra time on the elliptical.
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