Friday, December 9, 2011

What Makes You Kick Butt?

This morning I threw some sneakers on to take my kiddo to the bus stop. It wasn't until I returned to the house that I realized that I was wearing my gym shoes, and since we got a little snow last night, they were wet.
I can't wear wet shoes to the gym unless I want to break my neck, so I went into the closet and grabbed my 'running shoes'. I've only ever worn these particular shoes on run days so they look brand spanking new.

I arrive at the gym, go to the locker room to get changed, and this fell out of my shoe...

Uh oh. That's the birthday badge I wore to run the Chicago Lung Run 5K. That was back in SEPTEMBER. It's been in my shoe since I packed up after the race that day. That means I haven't run outside since then.
That's sorta' sad.
I'm totally a fair weather runner. On top of that, I only run when I have a goal in mind, like training for a specific race.

I want to be a runner. I really do. I know I feel great after a good run. I know I feel a sense of accomplishment when I complete a race and see that I've beat my time from the previous race. I just can't get my head around running in the cold/ice/snow/wind. And once you've run in the great outdoors, the treadmill just seems boring.

Seeing that button made me feel like a slacker. That was my inspiration to go into kick boxing class and seriously work my butt off. I racked up over 7,000 steps on my pedometer in just one class. I was sweating like a pig in July.

I can't promise I'll start running again, at least until the weather is a little nicer. But seeing that button today made me promise myself I will work as hard as I can in all my other work outs along the way.

What's your inspiration?
Get out there and kick some butt today!


Sam said...

Post on the great workout people do are serious motivating for me :o) makes me want to be part of the in crowd :p

Ronnie said...

I wish I had some good running shoes, that would inspire me. :)