Let’s get motivated!

Today was a very long, slow, boring day.  Around 3pm, I decided that I was going to take a nap after work, and then maaaybe go for a run (read: probably not).  After chatting with this lady for a while, we decided to challenge each other to work out.  She promised to go to the gym and I promised to hit the roads.  So when I left work this evening, I knew what I had to do.

I arrived at my building, stopped to get the mail, and was greeted by this little guy:

NEW SHOES! I had ordered some shoes from DSW and they came! Nothing fancy, just new black pumps (my old ones look tired), but I was still SUPER excited to try them on!  I immediately told myself that I had to finish my run first, before I could open the box.  Motivator #1

Already super pumped to get this run over with, I walked into my room, and was promptly greeted by this sight:

That would be the clothes I set out for my Tuesday morning run.  Yep, the Tuesday morning run that didn’t happen.  That was motivator #2.  Make up for my Tuesday morning failure.

And then I remembered about this beauty!

I finally found the infamous Cookie Butter that everyone has been raving about! I can honestly say that it IS as delicious as everyone says! And I promised myself, after my run, I could enjoy a small spoonful of Cookie Butter.  Motivator #3

And with 3 things to get me out of my apartment, I was off! Since my watch is dead, I had no time/pace/anything.  Just me and my trusty iPod.  I’m pleased to say that I had a great run.  I just ran at a mildly hard pace, and I felt strong the entire time.  The last two miles, I really dug deep, and tried to push the pace.  Unfortunately, since I don’t have time, I don’t know if I was actually going fast, or if I was just working waaaay to hard.

(Let’s just say it was fast :) )

Originally, I was planning on doing some speed work on Thursday, but I’m not sure my legs will be ready for that tomorrow.  So I’ll just take it as is.  Maybe go for a short relaxed run and see how the legs feel.  If things feel good, then I’ll do some hills and striders (can’t do anything timed, whomp, whomp), if not, then I keep it easy.

SOMEONE MAKE SURE I GO FOR A RUN TOMORROW! Thanks! :)

p.s. totally enjoying some Cookie Butter and admiring my shoes right now :)

How do you get motivated? Shoes and food seem to work great for me!

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7 thoughts on “Let’s get motivated!

  1. I love motivators and new shoes & cookie butter are two of the best kinds! I also really need new work shoes, I’ve had the same few pairs for a looong time.

  2. signing up for races keeps me motivated!

    • That does work for me sometimes, but this time around it wasn’t enough :( But, I’m now about 2 weeks away and I’m feeling more excited about it!

  3. OOh love coming home to a package!!

    And I just added that cookie butter stuff to my grocery list, can’t wait to try it.

    And PS you have a cute blog, thanks for stopping by!!!

    • Thanks! You will LOVE the cookie butter! I just want to put it on everything! Last night, I paired it with some vanilla ice cream! Yum!

  4. YAY! Getting packages in the mail–especially if they’re shoes–are the best! I am usually motivated by shopping or eating pizza. Like a whole one ;-)

    P.S. I absolutely love the name of your blog. It just makes me…happy!

    • Food is always a great motivator, but I think sometimes shopping might trump it! I suppose for my next long run, I should combine those two loves? New shoes and a slice of pizza!

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