One of my closest friends is a runner. She runs everyday, and it’s not only something that she thoroughly enjoys, it’s a survival thing for her, too — like eating, or sleeping, or drinking coffee –without it, she feels completely off. “I can’t wait for my run later” she’s said, MULTIPLE TIMES, while I gawk in the background.
Here’s the thing: I have never liked running, and I don’t think I ever will. BUT, the way I feel afterwards, and the way that feeling lingers for most of the day…THAT makes it worth it. So, I’ve been trying something new recently, and it’s doable, and more importantly, I’ve been doing it. Here’s my trick for getting out the door:
First of all, I’m not allowed to shower until after I run. I basically boss myself around (think: you’re not allowed to leave the table until you eat all your broccoli), and I can be pretty bossy, so it works! Secondly: I only make my runs twenty minutes long. It’s long enough that I break a sweat and feel refreshed afterwards, but not long enough that I start to think “I’m never doing this again.” So far, it’s really worked, so I thought I’d share! What are your exercising tricks?