Well, it was a zero motivation day. No reason, everything was fine at work, family etc. DH was going to be at work when I got home from work so all I thought about all day was getting home, changing into comfy clothes, vegging out on the couch with the remote.
But I had promised myself to keep following the 10K training plan in preparation for my first 10K in September. I had planned a three-mile run tonight but I just didn't feel like it and that was that.
I did the usual when I'm lacking motivation, I posted on my status that I planned to go home and run. Then I posted it on my team check-in. Then I read some blogs.
I commented on a blog that I post statuses and write blogs that seem so positive but really I'm just trying to pull myself from slipping into a funk. When I try to boost another spark member, I'm really talking to myself as well as trying to encourage them. If I post it, I must do it!
So I got home, got on the computer and felt myself fading. I read about a spark member who is sidelined with an injury and wanted so badly to go running but could not. That was it, I made myself get dressed and get out there. How could I be lazy when I am perfectly able to get it done!
I started out horribly, I felt heavy and clumsy. I had to keep telling myself that I've done this countless times before, now get it in gear, shoulders back and down, abs in, get your breathing right. Slowly it got better and I finished with I think my best time for three miles, I have to look back.
I had several tunes on my iPhone moving me along but in the back of my mind, I heard "It's Possible" from Cinderella, the only TV version in my book, with Leslie Ann Warren. It was my favorite when I was a little girl. I so badly wanted that dress that she wore to the ball.
So let me take you on a four-minute trip back to the sixties when the fairy Godmother helped Cinderella get ready for the ball as they sang "It's Possible".
When you come up with reasons why you can't, keep telling yourself "It's Possible".