The Mental Part: Nike Run Club
RUNNING ON EMPTY WITH HEADSPACE
Wanted to recommend this guided run today, as it was just what I needed on my Easter morning run yesterday and hopefully you can put it in your back pocket to use when it can be of help to you, too.
How often is it the thought of the task ahead that is worse than the actual doing of the task?
How often do we not feel like working out but are thrilled with the feeling we have when we have accomplished it?
I can teach four bootcamp classes in a day and go to auditions in between---But tell me to run for twenty minutes and the task seems HUGE. We all have our strong suits ;)
Yesterday, I knew physically I could do a run. But mentally I 'just didn't feel like it'. Classic.
As I looked through what to listen to on my run, this popped up-- Running on Empty from the Nike Run Club app I use to track when I run.
My plan was 'at least run for ten minutes' then walk.
Well then the Nike coaches got in my head, which translated to my feet, and I kept going.
By the time I hit 20, and the whole Guided Run was 32 minutes, I was thinking to myself, I have to share this with people. Well then I couldn't cop out at 20, I needed to finish the run.
Maybe for you it is a walk, or a bike ride, or an online class. Whatever your exercise of choice, before stopping early ask yourself: is my body needing to stop, or is it my mind wanting to stop?
(Some quick workout ideas here.)
How have you been doing? Are you getting in your fitness this April so far?
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