It’s hard to remember when it’s early, when we’re tired, when it’s sticky and hot, when it’s not convenient, and when we have to hit the treadmill amid rainy, icky weather, why we work out. I’m struggling with a bit of that today, on my first day back from a whirlwind trip to San Diego last weekend. Yesterday, I’d planned to lift *and* swim today, but I’m already downgrading my workout to fit into a hectic first day back.
But here’s why I’m motivated to not bag the workout entirely: When I have the opportunity to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, ski in fresh powder or run alongside the Pacific Ocean, as I did last weekend (in the latter case), I don’t want to hesitate. I’m motivated by the knowledge that I’m training for life, which can include running on the semi-hard-pack sand in San Diego:
Running on oceanside paths in Carlsbad that offer vistas that soothe my soul:
Enjoying fresh fish tacos guilt-free:
And dancing the night away at a best friend’s wedding (don’t doubt for a minute that this is a workout!):
What’s motivating you this week?