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It’s like life

I feel that sport has a good resemblance on life.  The way you approach sport might well reflect on your approach to life.

I went running today.  I tried every excuse known to mam but I knew I had to run.  Having the boys beg me not to run didn’t help at all.  I needed a long run and when I went running on Wednesday, I could just as well have stayed at home. 

So I forced my own self and got running.  My cellphone (that I use for music) decided to give me a hard time and I almost used that as an excuse (lol I really didn’t want to ! )  Yet I kept going.  Not even half-way through Tommie and the boys started following me with the car and I kept on thinking that I could stop and get into the car.  I felt that I just couldn’t run anymore.

I had been running for about 40 minutes when I just thought that I had no reason to feel like this!  My legs weren’t tired, I was struggling to breath.  I was actually having a good run.  Just by that little pep talk I picked up speed and immediately started enjoying the run.  Even added a nice hill in the run that I would have avoided with the way I felt before.

Life is like that some times.  That you don’t feel like getting up.   Feel overwhelmed by work.  Then just by a mind shift – everything changes.  You can handle things just because you have told yourself that you can.

We (meaning I) should give ourselves more pep talks.

9 responses

  1. Nice analogy. 🙂

    April 1, 2007 at 1:59 am

  2. we sure should give ourselves more POSITIVE pep talks

    April 1, 2007 at 4:43 am

  3. Yes, we should give ourselves more pep talks so taht we keep going even when we don’t want to.
    Great post! 🙂

    April 1, 2007 at 5:15 am

  4. The New Parent

    Hi Melany–well, it sure sounds like there were a lot of “obstacles” to getting started with your run! A good shift of focus in our minds can work wonders when we’re trying to convince ourselves not to do something that might be beneficial.
    Nice post!

    April 1, 2007 at 2:25 pm

  5. Well done on giving yourself a figurative kick in the bum… I had to use my trick today. Don’t feel like running, and have shopping to do…send myself off running with credit card! I run 5 kms (long route) to shops, browse around and then walk home. Get me out and active, and with a purpose and I feel better when I get back 🙂

    Jane

    April 1, 2007 at 3:10 pm

  6. I always feel better after I exercise – it’s just a matter of talking myself into doing it…lol! Good for you and your pep talk 🙂

    April 1, 2007 at 5:37 pm

  7. Guess what, I joined a gym at the beginning of last month and I have been there that week I joined … NEVE AGAIN.

    April 1, 2007 at 10:59 pm

  8. Guess what, I joined a gym at the beginning of last month and I have been there that week I joined … NEVE AGAIN. Mind giving me a pep talk. I really need to get back to the gym … even if its just to get my money’s worth!!!

    April 1, 2007 at 11:00 pm

  9. Cheryl

    lol – if “The way you approach sport might well reflect on your approach to life” then I’m in big poo.

    I’m a dedicated couch potato. The chiro even told me last week that if I don’t start exercising then I’m wasting my time (& money) seeing him.

    Any suggestions? I know, I should put Jess into a stoller and take a walk around the neighbourhood – good for Jade also, instead of plonking on my ass and watching soapies to unwind.

    April 2, 2007 at 2:11 pm

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