What’s your excuse?!

So this blog is a little bit of tough love, but sometimes people need it (and Dave says Im an expert in it).

We all have those days where we just don’t want to go for a run/ go to the gym/ class and we will find very reason under the sun not to do it. That’s what we think they are, reasons, well Im telling you now, they not, they are excuses! Excuses will not get you the results you want, whether that be a PB in your next race, losing half a stone or getting stronger, there is no way to dress it up, thats the truth, you want the results you’re going to have to put the work in.

But I get, we are human, even me. Here was my excuses this morning to not go for my run

  1. Ive broken my wisdom tooth in half and swallowed it, so Im feeling sorry for myself.
  2. I didn’t get enough sleep, I’m tired
  3. It’s too hot
  4. My old hip flexor injury is a bit niggly
  5. My calves are tight from Monday’s sprint session
  6. My IBS has been bad and I feel bit sickly

But, do you know what I did? I told myself “your tooth isn’t growing back you’ve got a dentist appointment there’s nothing else you can do. A run might wake you up. Everybody is too hot and your next race might be in this heat. See how the hip flexor is when you set off and your calves will loosen when you get going. Running will make you feel better” So, after giving myself some tough love I pulled my socks up and trainers on and got on with it. And you know what, it was hot, I did feel tired at the start (and the end), my hip flexor was absolutely fine, the calves eased off and I didn’t have to poop! But, I did it, I did my planned 4 miles and the pace was pretty good too!

Im not saying you should train through injury or sickness, what I am saying is don’t make excuses, and if you are going to make excuses don’t be whimpering at the end of the month that you didn’t get the results you wanted. So, pull your socks up and get doing it, it will make you feel better.

Oh and if you need some training inspiration check out my intervals session here.