Will Power

Early on when I started running I found that I must not have the strongest will power. When ever I would run a loop that either took me past my house or past my car multiple times it made it very easy for me to stop earlier than I wanted to. I learned to start making and taking routes that were either out and back or large enough loops that I didn’t go past an escape option many times.

Today I took a break from work to go for a run so I didn’t want to waste time by driving somewhere to do it. Especially when I have basically an exact 1km route right outside my door. My aim was to do 4-5km but after my third loop my legs felt like they were dying so I took my out and quit.

In my head I’m rationalizing it and trying to make excuses. That one hill that you have to go up in this loop just wore you out more. That fast run you did yesterday left your legs more sore than usual. Moving to the next work outs in your series last night took it’s toll on you. It could be the case that all these things added up to why my legs were sore, but when you come right down to it if I had run a different route even if I stopped running I would have still had to walk back.

Even with all the excuses I know why I stopped using the loop past my house, because I gave up to early many times, not just when I had excuses like today. That is certainly I need to work on because this loop is pretty convenient and I shouldn’t let things like that stop me from reaching my real goals.

2 thoughts on “Will Power

  1. As soon as you take the shortcut once it becomes much easier to do it next time. You have to avoid taking the shortcut right from the start. I’m not sure how though.


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