Beating procrastination and overwhelm

Wow – this is going to be a difficult challenge! Identifying the action is easy enough – the hard part is committing to making it happen. So, I’ve been promising myself to get back to running for quite some time now, but you know how it is ….. too tired, it’s raining, it’s too dark, it’s too late ….  and it never happens. The fact that I’m scheduled to do a 5 km run with a friend in 6 weeks doesn’t seem to enter into the battle in my head.

Therefore, I am committing to getting out there and running every night for the next 30 days. I’m running to the 0-5km app so I haven’t even got the excuse of not knowing how much to do or how far to go. By my reckoning, if I do it every night I should be running 5kms in about 3.5 weeks. 

I’m choosing this particular imperfect action because a while ago I was aiming towards a goal of running 10kms. My last run was 8.5kms in 26C and 94% humidity, at 5.00am in the morning, and it was the furtherest I had ever run in my life. I felt amazing – my body felt clean and free of toxins – and I was boosted by a great sense of personal accomplishment. I gave up running soon after, when I fell pregnant, and now it’s time to pick up and finish that goal. 

I imagine after running for 30 days I may feel a little tired and sore, but also stronger both physically and mentally. I can see my mood lifting from the flood of endorphins, and my motivation increasing each day I tick off as complete, which in turn will create its own momentum and inspire me to get more things done. Bring on the challenge. 

This blog is in response to Natalie’s Ten Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7

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