Nothing puts me in an off-mood faster than feeling out of balance. Yesterday brought a choice; go to the Pilates class I signed up for, or go to a run with the group?
“Whenever something goes wrong, resist the temptation to become angry, blame others, or make excuses….Respond constructively. Think of solutions.” Brian Tracy.
I knew I needed the latter much more. Plus, my legs are a little sore from Monday, and that usually makes decisions easier! A simple text from the RB saying “see you there” was the golden ticket.
Had it not been for my Garmin, I honestly would not have remembered the last day I ran. I knew it was sometime last week, but with days blurring together and my usual 3-4 day/week regimen way off? I couldn’t have told you when or where. That, alone, was bothering me. My legs itched for some free strides and my mind welcomed the outlet that is a good buddy-run.
3.75 miles, 30:15, avg pace 8:05
We came in just shy of our intended 4, but a little quicker than I thought my muscles were up for. I felt better immediately – not stressed, endorphined up, and relaxed!
I came home to D suggesting Pizza & a Beer – a tradition we haven’t visited in too long. We put in a movie, relaxing with our local pie & brew. I couldn’t have been happier:
That was a simple solution; back in balance, back to running!
When we’re stressed, or over-stretched, it’s easy to fall out of balance and blame our surroundings or situations for choices we make. But, the truth is, every decision is up to you. “Think about solutions, all day long.” Make sure that solution is what makes you happy, moves you forward, and gets you to wherever you need/want to be.
What solutions have you come up with, for yourself, to get going? Whether it be in health/fitness, jobs, life, etc….
Tonight, my solution is: an after-work run with the RB and a yoga class with my favorite teacher afterward!