I was sitting at work today. I was really cold (The VA has been an icebox lately), my boss wanted me to finish some things up, it was getting late, I was starving... and I still had to do my 45 minute run before dinner. To make this worse, it was really cold out and the sidewalks were hidden under 2.5 feet of snow. I was NOT looking forward to this run. But then I had an epiphany...
I was not going to skip this workout. So I could do it one of two ways
1. Pissed off and miserable, wondering why I was out there and feeling sorry for myself
2. Go out an enjoy it. The sun was actually shining for the first time since I got back from Cali and my body was feeling pretty good. And on the bright side, I sure wasn't going to get dehydrated from the heat...
So I turned around my negative attitude (which was truly there for no reason other than to make me grumpy) and I actually drove home looking forward to getting my UnderArmour Cold Gear on one more time. And took comfort in the fact that it might be one of the last times this season I would have to wear it.
Training really is 95% mental. Embrace it.