Saturday, April 21, 2012

How To Run Anywhere, Even When You're Not There

Sometimes, motivation has to come from within...we're talking somewhere really far in there.

Sometimes you have to actually make things up in order to get your butt out the door.

This morning, I played a prank on myself.  It was 6:45 a.m., Saturday, a sleep-in day...my non-sleeper-inner was at Grammy and Pop's for the night.  But, if I wanted to get a run in, it was then, or never.

DMan's bowling birthday was a few hours away, and the day needed to roll, like now.

Cold, no sunrise on the horizon, just grayness.  Cold and gray.  Uggg....

I set foot on the trail, and had to come up with some way to stay motivated...Kid Rock came on my IPod, and it was"Summertime in Northern Michigan".

That was it...from the .5 mile mark until the end at 7.something miles, I was in Anycityupnorth, MI!  It was a great run!!

I was running along the sandy beach of Lake Michigan.
We're calling this weed stuff sand here.
How lucky was I to pass by so many sprawling beachside resort hotels?!
Resort hotel, prison looking kind of building...you say potato...
The trees were gorgeous, and blooming with all kinds of flowers...so green!
It's a little green.  Don't mind the rusty trailor...we're pretending...
Not to even mention the nautical scenery, boats and waves crashing on the shore.
Boat.

Ummm...waves?
What an awesome run...

So, either I sound like a complete schizophrenic, or I am really good at pretending...both options seem a little odd now that it's in black and white...

Whatever, another run under the belt...and a more room for pizza and bowling birthday cupcakes!

Do you ever have to trick yourself into getting out the door for  a workout?

19 comments:

  1. Haha I love it! I absolutely hate working out first thing in the morning so you rock for getting up and getting it done.

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    1. For some reason, I do so much better with an emptier stomach...I just got back from a run after dinner and still have heart burn!!

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  2. LOVE it...thanks for a good laugh!! I can so relate to trying to get out the door in the mornings! I'll definitely be thinking about your run along the "beach" the next time my bed tries to talk me into missing a morning workout! :D Glad we found you on the "hop"...look forward to reading more of your posts. Kim http://freefamilyfunactivities.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kim! I'm so glad I found your site...thanks for checking out mine! Maybe your "beach" is more "beachy" than mine!! haha!

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  3. Man I could never get out there at that time. Though the sun is peeking its head out earlier and earlier. You go girl! Candice.(www.lillythroughthevalley.blogspot.ca)

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    1. Hi Candice! There's something about getting it over with before the day "starts" that's appealing to me! :-)

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  4. You are such a great motivator, one of these days I'm going to comment and say that I started running.

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    1. I don't know about that...I need a juuj to get my butt out the door half the time!

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  5. I love your blog statement! You sound like me... only I didn't word mine quite as well, lol. Anyway, I'm new here from the Make Your Morning Blog Hop. I'm on a similar journey. It's difficult working, managing the home, and trying to find time for the gym, but I've been making it happen for 11 weeks now. I'll be following now. It's great to hook up with people with similar goals. Who can't use the extra motivaiton every now and then, huh?

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    1. 11 weeks is awesome! Hooking up with people who are doing the same things as you is key! Keep in touch! and keep it up, BIrd!

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  6. I've just resumed running after the births of my daughter - your motivation is exactly what I need. I'm a new follower through the Weekday Bloghop - please come and say hello at www.myfunnymummy.org xx

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    1. Feeling like yourself again after a baby is so important! Too bad it's taken me 3 years!! Going over to chek out funny mummy!

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  7. Hilarious! Thank you for sharing your run...love the pics....I have an elliptical in my home collecting dust---maybe I should go out for a run instead.....

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    1. Hi Rachel! The elliptical is always a good choice too. I don't mind hopping on mine and watching hgtv, or some version of real housewives!

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  8. Hi! Found you on the 99% Exposure Blog Hop, what a motivational blog!
    I am now Following you ! :)
    http://angelicragect.blogspot.com

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  9. Great blog! I found you as part of the blog hop...and I JUST started back into my fitness routine. Not so easy. Have a 5K coming up in June. Wish me luck. I'll be reading your blog for sure! Stop by and check my site out! C.

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  12. I love your blog! following you!

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