This was very evident yesterday for my long run. It was one of those mornings that it was hard to get out of bed but I knew I had friends expecting me to be there at 7am to get our scheduled long run in. As we started the run I just knew it wasn’t my day but with the encouragement of my running buddies they helped me get through it and I was glad I did! It would have been easy by myself just to stop after a certain amount of time and go back to my car or not even get out of bed at all. I know if I wouldn’t have shown up or stopped earlier than planned I would of beat myself up the rest of the day.
Has anyone else found a group or someone to train with that helps hold you accountable?! It really does make a difference. It provides me with that extra little motivation I need to stay committed. When I was, younger I used to watch The Golden Girls, I believe the theme song to the show was “Thank you for being a friend”. I sure was thankful yesterday to have my friends there to push me and hold me accountable.
I hope everyone’s training is going well so far!
David Wilkerson has been running for over 25 years and is training for the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.