Devil: I'm sick! I don't feel well enough to run
Angel: Am I sick, like really sick, and really shouldn't run, or should I run so that I can feel better?
Devil: Nope! Shower, pj's and bed sound pretty great!
Angel to "L: What will today's training look like? Like could we do 2:2 for just 2 miles and see how I feel?
Devil: Nope, I think it's too hot and I just don't feel well - I'm going homeAngel: 2 miles - would it be alright if we walk the whole thing, I really don't feel well? (take that devil - we're going to walk 2 miles so there!)
Angel @ the 1.13 mile mark: Well, do you want go into the park a little maybe just 1/2 mile?"
Angel @ 2 mile mark: Well, how much time do you have? Do you think we could walk up to the next turn around and head back?
Angel @ the end of 4.46 miles: Thanks "L" - that was GREAT!!! I'm so glad we did it!!!!
In the end, I was still feeling kind of poorly, but I'm glad that I went for the walk. I don't think the walk made me feel worse and the benefits I got from it were very much worth it!!!! Glad it wasn't a run (especially in the heat/humidity) - but a fast walk counts toward overall weekly mileage so . . . 4 down & 18 to go!!!
Do you ever have to "argue" with yourself in order to get out the door for a training session?