Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Words to Run By

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
-Lou Holtz

Surprise, surprise. Monday's planned run was almost another run that almost wasn't. I walked through the door fully intending to only be inside long enough to change and then be right outside getting the job done. Yet, one thing led to another and my four year old asking me to get her something from the kitchen led to a little bit of grazing for myself. Then the thoughts started. Maybe I should just snuggle with the girls and readjust my work out plan for the week.

Instead I changed into my running clothes, laced up my sneaks and headed out the door. M's paycheck and debit card zipped securely in my pocket I set off for the bank. The sun was shining, so though there was a cool breeze, once I got going I was basking in the nice, nearly-spring air. Upon arrival at the ATM, my time estimation ended up showing that it was exactly the half point of my intended 2.5 miles for the day.

On the way home, I decided to go a different route, one not so direct and on roads with comparatively less traffic. Throughout the run my stamina was up and I was feeling great. While other events led me to stray from my plan of ab lab/zumba tonight and PT session tomorrow, I won't be missing my weekend run, and I am going to try to fit in one more run either tomorrow or Friday evening.

As I continue on with my training plans, I will keep focusing on the concept of ability, motivation, and attitude, doing everything I can to maintain a positive outlook in order to embrace all the pleasures that come with running.


  1. That's a great reminder to me to have positive attitude and outlook on life. Thank you.
    BTW you have a new follower!!!

  2. Love it, Manda! Can't wait to run together for our sister weekend! You're doing awesome!

  3. L Finch, Thanks for stopping by. I just saw your running blog as well. I like the fun track background.

    Sally HP, I can't wait to run with you this weekend either. I hope that the weather is as nice as it was here today - perfect weather for a jog.