09 July 2007

Reminder to Self

You will feel better if you run today.
You have your clothes with you.
It's only 77 out, with a nice breeze.
The kids will enjoy the fresh air.
The twins are always cranky on Monday afternoons, and a ride in the stroller will give them a chance to get a nap and make your evening more fun.
You will make better food choices if you have exercised.
You will sleep better if you exercise.
If you run today, you will be one step closer to not feeling like the pants you wore today are going to squeeze you to death.

You will feel better if you run today.

13 comments:

Jolene said...

There's your answer....RUN today! :) I'm having a bit of a struggle myself though. I have the workout clothes in the car but a BIG part of me wants to just go home and vedge on the couch! But I'm doing it...so you should too! :)

Diana said...

RUN SNICKOLLET RUN!!!!!

halfmama said...

I'm typically a devil-on-your-shoulder kind of person but what the hell -- RUN SNICKOLLET! Go for it. :) And have a great evening.

uberimma said...

You are right, right, right and right.

And you'll know you're right five minutes into the run, too. If you can just get started...

Amy said...

I should print this and put it all over my house. Not running mind you, but the reminder to get out there and WALK! And why!

Geohde said...

Personally, I always phrase it as 'I will feel better *after* I run today'.

Running is hard work, but it sure feels good when I'm done.

Jul said...

Wow, it's like that "fear" mantra from Frank Herbert's "Dune"... but with running!

The only downside (is this a downside? Maybe not...) is that, after becoming a semi-regular runner, you CAN'T not run, not without mental health side-effects. You'll find yourself [staring at the walls with a creepy Marilyn Manson flat affect, eating an entire jar of dulce de leche at one sitting, crying at Allstate commercials] and wondering why, then it hits you... "Oh, yeah. Shoulda ran."

Snickollet said...

Geohde: Yes, it's the aftereffects I want, you're right. I don't generally feel great while I run, but afterwards, yes, definitely.

Jul: I used to be just the way you describe. If I didn't run, all was topsy-turvy. It was both a blessing and a curse as it became somewhat of an obsession, but better to be obsessed with running than eating Oreoes!

In the Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Getting out there is sooo the hardest part. And the whole time I run, I'm like the Little Engine That Could chanting "I think I can, I think I can" (in my head, of course) until I'm done.
Whew.

bg's Little Sis said...

Hope you got to run, I did, and it felt fab!

alyssa said...

Once you get started it feels so much better - this coming from a girl who hates running, but recently started run/walk sprints on the treadmill...The worst is when pants are too tight!

manda said...

I should leave myself motivation to run via the blog. I really, really need to get back into running.

carosgram said...

Did it work?