Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Motivation


What motivates me...
  • To get out of the bed before 5:30 for a run?
  • To run that steep hill again and not walk a step?
  • To do one more repeat when I feel exhausted?
  • To get in a long run week after week?
  • To race again when I was not happy with my last performance?

The achievement...
  • Of doing more that I ever thought possible!
  • Of being better that I thought I could be!
  • Of experiencing something new, different or challenging!
  • Of knowing that, no matter what, I ALWAYS feel better after a run!
  • Of proving that hard work does pay off!


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30 comments:

  1. Love this! I think it's the feeling I have after a run or workout that really motivates me.

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    1. Yes. I always feel better. Always.

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  2. Interesting post. I am motivated to always do better, and as I age, the value of progress, however small seems like a much bigger achievement. Does that make sense?

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    1. It sure does! There is a lot of work that goes into any progress. I understand the value of the smallest gain!

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  3. Love this. I feel the same way! Sometimes getting up at 5:30 isn't so fun but it's ALWAYS worth it after the run is over!! :)

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    1. Not always easy but always worth it. That's why we do it again and again!

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  4. My goal is to always sleep past 5:30...lol. when you have a dog that keeps you up, you value the extra sleep! If I was able to run, I would be getting up earlier to beat the heat though.

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    1. I have dogs that like to get up early! I'm usually up anyway (I never set an alarm) so I might as well run.

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  5. That picture...is that Magen's Bay in St Thomas?

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    1. Close! It's Trunk Bay on neighboring St. John's island. There is a snorkeling course laid out here. The US national park also serves frozen daiquiris. I thought that was odd but very much appreciated!

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  6. I love this- the quote is so true :)
    I am struggling a bit with my little walk breaks lately I suddenly seem to need more frequently, but I am trying to tell myself after summer it'll be better.
    I always think...well, that amazing run must be right around the corner lol

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    1. You are not alone! I'm struggling too. I know it's heat and humidity but that scares me. How am I going to train for a marathon in this? Lots of walking I guess.

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  7. The feeling of accomplishment is worth the push some days

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    1. That it is. I always feel better after a run.

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  8. Yup right there with you I always feel better after a run and hard work does pay off! Great post on motivation! :)

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    1. Yeah, it gets me out the door time and time again.

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  9. I'm nodding my head to all these. Yes, yes, yes!!! As tough as it gets, I will keep coming back for more for all these reasons.

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    1. There is always something to learn too! I forgot that one.

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  10. Great post, I can totally 2nd these!
    I have to say, you actually motivated me last week, Friday I woke up and I was not in the mood to get up and run, and I was having one of those, do I need more sleep or don't I... Well I looked at the notifications on my phone and Fitbit had one for me saying you'd already hit your goal (Yes I sleep late, but in my defense you live in an earlier time zone:) I was like, okay if she can hit her goal before I roll out of bed the least I can do is roll out of bed and go for a run/walk:) So thanks for the motivation:)

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    1. You're welcomed and I'm laughing here. You just don't know how motivated I was Friday by fear that you were going to leap frog me! Since you are in a later time zone, I just knew you would get me. Ha ha! I get the notifications too. I think I walked my dogs an extra mile just in case. I love the days when I meet my goal before 6:30 am!!

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  11. Those achievements are so motivating to me! And I like to think I can always do more.

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    1. I hope there are many more "mores" for both of us. :)

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  12. Oh I love this so much! Nicely done!

    Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks. I enjoy the challenging words you give us! It motivates me to think.

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  13. If only I could motivate myself to getup early and run before work. I used to. Gotten old and lazy. Like the achievement motivations - They are mine too.

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    1. Try it again. You may enjoy it. If not, just stick with what works for you!

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  14. Great post! We had a saying back when I played soccer: Hard work pays off. First to the ball, last to quit. I'm not chasing a ball around a field when I run, but the same principles definitely still apply.

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    1. Oh, I like that! It's all about putting in the work.

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  15. I don't mind getting up earlier, I have always been afraid I was going to miss something if I slept in late! :) Running reminds me that nothing is impossible!

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    1. I'm the same way. If I sleep late or don't get active early, I feel like the day is over!

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