Day 2: Another Bit of Procrastination Leads to a Great Run

Day 2 and I’m up at 5:55am without an alarm.  It’s really dark out.  I convince myself it’s too dark to run on my own.  I go into the tv room and watch the local news.  It’s seasonal warm out.  I have to go for my planned run.  I can’t give up on day 2, can I?  What if I skip the morning but make time to run later?  Lot’s of nonsense running through my head.  It’s 6:30am now.  I tell myself that I have to be out the door by 7:00am.  It will be light out by then.  At 6:50am, I get up and dressed, by 7:00am I’m out the door. 

I am rewarded for sticking to my goal.  It’s a Federal Holiday.  I completely forgot because I’m a car dealer and car dealerships are open no matter what.  How am I rewarded?  There are absolutely no cars on the road!  The beginning of my run is on a busy West Hartford road.  On any given day, 30 cars will pass me on my 1/2 mile stretch on this road.  Today, only two passed me.  It was so peaceful.  I found myself smiling.  Yes, smiling while I was running.  That is rare for me. 

The end of my three mile-ish run is on a big hill.  I’ve never run up the hill before.  I always convince myself that the hill is part of my cool down.  Today, I am going to run up the hill.  Half way, three quarters of the day, almost there.  I met my goal.

Tomorrow is another day.

About Jill Merriam

I am a car dealer (, a Mom to my little loves and a wife to my hubby Rob. I am addicted to my mission to be help people drive nicer, newer cars, leadership development and leading a fulfilling life. I hope you enjoy my musings.
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