I don’t need no stinking excuses.

Tonight I did run number 2. My first solo run. I always find it harder to run alone. I lack that accountability. I miss the social aspect I love so much.

Today was a long day. I was tired. I had to take my son to an appointment after work so when I got home it was dark. It was cold. It was windy. It was late. I was tired. I can come up with a million excuses. I usually do. Anything to avoid doing the thing I should be doing – loving myself enough to take care of myself.

So tonight I left them all behind. As soon as I got home I changed and got on the road. I started my 1:1 off strong. I could do this. I ran by people saying “Hi” and kids trying to get a few more minutes outside together before dark. And then, just when I was about half way done it happened, my phone died. I was so very tempted to use that excuse as a reason to pack it in.  I thought “I can’t finish cause my phone isn’t there to give me my intervals. Ahhh shucks.”

Then I thought “That is the pre-Team Myles Terra. No excuses for me now.” I picked a street and ran up it and walked down to finish out my run. I know it may not have been exactly a minute walking and a minute running but I also know I did it! I pushed myself and didn’t let the excuses win. I won tonight!!

Tomorrow night is hill night. I am a little nurveous, a little scared, but I know I have a team of people who are feeling the same and who will be there cheering me on!

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