Friday, 3 June 2011

Juneathon Day 3: Don't leave home without...

I needed Him and He knew it. He was teasing me; taunting me even. As I hunted high and low throughout the house, I could hear Him: sniggering round the back of the sofa, giggling in the garden, fidgeting behind the fridge; but by the time I reached there... gone... always gone.

Eventually, at 10am, I gave up. 'Fine' I grumped, 'I'll go without you then.' So I did.

However, running alone in the ever increasing temperatures, the shade rapidly disappearing into the terraced houses, as the sun rose higher by the minute into the sky, I struggled.

'I can't do this' I dejectedly told myself as Ben Folds sung me a ditty about 'Zac and Sara' (without an 'h'); 'I need Him' I pitifully wailed as Scouting for Girls confirmed their belief that 'Elvis Ain't Dead'; 'It's too hot' I protested even as Queen told me 'Don't Stop [them] Now'. I was almost about to turn home, almost... just about... when...

A friendly runner bounced towards me, sweat pouring from him, face as red as a beetroot and a super-massive smile that stretched from ear to ear... the biggest smile I have ever seen... ever! He put me to shame. I thought back to the intricate game of 'cat and mouse' I'd played with Him this morning; the charade of 'hide and seek' that had almost stopped me going out for a run and the memories of which had almost sent me turning for home.



And so, it was Green Day, Off -Spring, The Prodigy and, most importantly, a friendly runner with a big smile that helped me to finish my run. All the same, it was a job made harder than was necessary by the lack of one very important element...

Motivation.

Don't leave home without him!

Activity: Running
Distance: 3.2 miles
Time:34.39
Feeling: hot and lacking in Motivation
Run Saturday

7 comments:

  1. Your motivation has been stolen by your marking pile. It is a scientific fact that when teachers do work in the holidays it uses up magic beans that would usually be used to fuel fun activities. It's a cruel trick that the rest of the world conspired to make happen to us. Something about we get too much holiday in a year or a similarly daft reason. Am with you on the motivation - managed to do my training today (wasn't planning to do much) but now can't seem to haul my ass off the sofa!

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  2. Great blog and there was me thinking it was Mr Garmin that you couldn't find

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  3. Great post! The hard ones build strength and make you appreciate the good ones even more.

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  4. I think I need to grab some of your motivation!

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  5. Haha I thought it was chocolate you were looking for - the sun picture looks like an m and m. mmmmmm m and mmmmmmms

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  6. I was thinking maybe you'd lost Chad.

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  7. To be fair, any of those things lost would have caused exactly the same issues!!! Although losing Chad may be the worst!

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    I like the way the sun looks like a big m and m to you... our brains are clearly on the same wavelength... mmmmmmmm chocolate!!!

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