Sometimes it can be a challenge to motivate yourself to get out and run. It’s still cold out right now (short lived winter vortex happening) and this is one thing keeping me from running outdoors. Which, if you think about it is kinda funny because I love running in the winter…with snow/ice on the ground.
Sometimes your exhausted from your day, you are feeling lazy or you don’t have anyone to go with. And sometimes you find motivation in an unknown way!
Yesterday I worked a 12 hour day. This is not normal for my normal 9-5 day but I had to travel 2 hours to a workshop and back plus I had an evening meeting. Because of that it meant that I wouldn’t get home until 8 pm. I was exhausted.
My husband had planned to get on his bike (indoor trainer) after he got the girls to bed. When I arrived at home (7:50 pm), I was exhausted and was still thinking I’d jump on the treadmill but wasn’t 100% sold on the idea.
As Saï was getting his bike gear on, I decided to put my running gear on and head down to the basement as well. I really wanted to run but I was so exhausted from my day that sitting on the couch and watching some TV sounded delightful!
Instead, I jumped on the treadmill after being motivated by my husband. I’m not sure if he knew that he was motivating ME to run while HE biked….but he did. Thanks love.
Another 5 k done in my half marathon training.
What has motivated you lately?
Do you workout with your significant other?
Happy Hump Day!
13 thoughts on “Unknown Motivation”
Alex and I are each others best and worst motivators. Sometimes I just want to take a nap with him, lol.
I love that you did this together. Sometimes those runs that you feel like skipping because you are too tired, end up being the best!
It’s awesome when you get motivated by someone else! Great job lady!
Love this!! So great that you guys work out “together”. I wish I shared that with my husband. He’s my biggest cheerleader but getting him to run a mile with me…rough times! Great job getting it done.
Sometimes you need a partner’s motivation to take you that extra mile. I know that is true with my bf. He motivates me to keep workout out, and I do the same for him. Keep up the good work 🙂 http://www.runningtomilan.wordpress.com
Awwww! Such a nice post! Seeing my hubby getting some sweat on definitely makes me want to join him. Too bad he won’t be able to work out for quite a while now 😦
H and I are bad motivators! LOL! If given the choice, the two of us would just end up going out for food instead of working out.
I love working out with my husband. We used to work out together all of the time, and I definitely took that time for granted. Now with a new baby, I’ve cherished the few times that we’ve been able to work out together.
It’s so hard to find the time to do things together. For the last few years, we’ve gone on running dates more then dinner/etc. dates ! 🙂
Good for you! You always feel better after the run, right? Some days just suck but it’s worth the effort. I admire your dedication!
Awww, thanks 🙂 I really needed to not run that night, my body was craving rest.
It’s so great that you motivate each other! Way to get after it! I know how those days feel!
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