I had the best workout last night.
Interestingly, 2 hrs before my post-workout endorphins took over, when I was driving home from work, I basically decided to take an off night because I was feeling too tired and unmotivated.
“How did such a drastic turnaround occur?” you may be wondering to yourself. And if you’re clever (or you can read) you probably figured out the answer already. Yep, Pinterest. Specifically my “Motivation Board.”
I looked through a few inspiring images (so cliché) and decided that I’d regret not pushing through my fatigue (laziness).
With my mind made up that I would, in fact, be exercising, I made a plan. I wasn’t interested in a slow long run, and didn’t feel like venturing to the gym. I needed something different. So, I zipped across the neighborhood up to a nearby high school track and started my workout.
This series of tapering intervals was just what I needed, and believe me, I’m feeling it today! On Tuesday night, I did a pretty intense leg and abs toning videos a friend let me borrow, so the combined effect is pretty brutal. And by brutal, I mean awesome. Nothing better than feeling that you worked hard the next day!
Realizing that I was pushing myself and working hard, but that I felt great (rather than miserable) was probably why I liked this workout so much. The fact that my pace didn’t slow much, even as the miles added on, makes me feel strong and excited to go for a long slower run soon!
Final thought: I think high school students are coming in tinier and tinier sizes these days. I have very distinct memories of looking totally mature and in my early 20s when I was in high school (and my memory is surely 100% accurate). Kind of like in 10 Things I Hate About You or She’s All That. Yeah, thats definitely how I remember it.
Anyway, the little high schoolers playing on the field next to the track last night simply must be a new generation of mutants or something. It’s the only logical conclusion.