Ran outside -
hills and just plain hard
I don’t know what the deal was today, but this run was just a strugfest all around.
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DEEP THOUGHTS WHILE RUNNING…
This is what I was thinking about while running this morning: how good (healthy) choices beget good ones and bad (unhealthy) ones build on bad ones. Mind blowing stuff, I know.
For example, say you do an early morning killer Crossfit or strength training workout. Most likely you aren’t going to want to immediately hit the drive-through and order a big ‘ol processed fast food breakfast because you don’t want to “undo” all the hard work you’ve just done.
Or say you take a really meditative night yoga class. You don’t want to come home and start screaming at your husband for leaving the dishes in the sink and obviously he doesn’t respect you and isn’t the man you once married (not speaking from experience here… only because I don’t do yoga), because you want to keep that peaceful centered feeling going.
A good choice invokes another one. For me, after a run it’s a little easier to make healthy food choices, and after a mind-clearing sweat, it’s a lot easier to let the little non-important life stuff go.
And likewise, an unhealthier choice easily builds on an unhealthy one…
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, a national holiday where you’re required to do the end zone dance of shoving your piehole full of fried food while washing it down with tasty beverages for multiple hours. That Monday early morning spin class is a heck of a lot easier to skip when your hair still smells like nacho cheese, chicken wings and regret.
I’m not saying it’s bad to splurge or enjoy yourself; heck, the only reason I run a marathon on Super Bowl Sunday is to eat afterwards, but I just think it’s interesting that, at least for me, one “good” choice (whatever it may be) be really encourages me to make the next good one and when I’m making less healthy choices, it becomes easier and easier to keep making them…
Haven’t foam rolled my tight hips in 3 days, ehhh, what’s another three more? Been staying up really late watching TV and skimping on sleep? Yeah, but there’s a great lineup on tonight so maybe tomorrow…