Last Saturday morning, all I wanted to do was turn around and come home as I drove to my final Refuel Runner Ambassador Program race.
It was pouring. It was freezing. And I was wavering.
But then I remembered my last post. About there always being an excuse. And I couldn’t let rainy and cold weather be my excuse. Because if I let either one be my excuse that morning, I’d always let something be my excuse each and every time I didn’t feel like exercising in the future. It was time to step up.
So I ran 3.1 miles with about 40 other
stupid really dedicated people. To top off the rain and cold, the Rock My Run music app I had just downloaded the night before wouldn’t work without wifi (even though it said it would and I downloaded the mixes I wanted to my phone). So I ran in the rain and cold, by myself, with NO music.
It was really quite miserable to be honest. The only thing that kept me going was getting out of the crappy weather. Oh, and the funny old(er) dude that I passed early on who kept yelling “You’re my inspiration!” at me the entire rest of the run that he was behind me.
I finished in 36:42, which was an 11:48 pace (my goal was 12:00).
And while I was happy that I beat my goal, I was more proud of myself that I actually RAN THE RACE. That I didn’t turn around and drive home. That I didn’t use anything as an excuse.
This is a big step for me, friends. Keeping myself accountable rather than waiting for someone else to keep me accountable. It’s huge.
And while this was my final race with Indiana Dairy, this was definitely not my last race. I’m hoping to run one 5k a month through the fall. And it’s not the end of refueling with chocolate milk either. That’s for sure.
I’d love for you to join me. If it’s not actually running a race with me, choose to keep yourself accountable. Choose to not make excuses. Choose to be proud of yourself. And choose to drink chocolate milk. 🙂
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am working with Indiana Dairy and their Refuel Runner Ambassador Program. I’m super excited to be part of the program and to share with you my opinions and experiences. Of course, those opinions and experiences are all my own. Now go refuel with chocolate milk.