Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.” - August Wilson

So, I wasn't going to post this, as it's not quite as positive and upbeat as I generally aim to be... HOWEVER. Then I reminded myself that the entire purpose of this blog is to chronicle my journey - Good, Bad, and Ugly.

Today I had a much needed rest day. Tomorrow, it's back to the workouts. There is a tiny obstacle (Obstacles are made to be climbed over, under, or through, right?!), though... I'm being dragged to an extended family BBQ  - 4.5 hours away. That means I have to be ready to be in the car at 8:30. With a half hour to shower/dress, and an hour (round trip) to get my run in, that puts me crawling out of bed at 6:30-7am.

This might be an excellent time to note just how much of a non-morning person I am. It's not to say it can't happen, but it is not a natural, or fun thing for me. Particularly when it's something I *don't* want to do. I *want* to run... I do NOT want to go to this family thing... which is putting my brain in a not-great place, for a lot of reasons. Particularly when it involves getting up so early.


BUT. I'm reminding myself what's important. Prioritizing myself is important. Getting healthy is important. Chasing down my goals is important. Getting "Spartan" is important. AROO!

So. As a form of accountability, I'm telling you, Cyberspace: I will be up, sneakers on and out the door, by 7am tomorrow.

Until I'm 6 feet under
Baby I don't need a bed
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead
Till they roll me over
And lay my bones to rest
Gonna live while I'm alive
I'll sleep when I'm dead......

Bon Jovi - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Album: Keep The Faith)

(PS. Yes. I'm drinking my damn water!)

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