I lacked any and all motivation to go to the gym today. I was sore from yesterday’s arms and abs workout and I just wanted to be a bum and not move. I felt grumbly and just wanted to be a curmudgeon and lounge in my own laziness. So naturally, I laced up my shoes and headed out the door.
Anytime I really don’t feel like going to the gym, I have some of my best workouts. I had been hitting it pretty hard this past week, so I was planning on easing my way through today’s workout and just kind of calling it a day once I felt satisfied. My body had other plans. I hopped on the treadmill and started warming up, just to get my heart rate going. All of the sudden, my legs started feeling really good. And I just kept going. And going. And, for no reason, going. I was energizer bunny-ing this run and I had no complaints.
Because the world is cruel and unusual, I did that 2 mile workout twice for a total of 4 miles plus an extra .2 for cooldown. What motivated today’s run? Eminem’s Lose Yourself. I lost myself in his dulcet tones for 4 and almost a quarter miles. Why? Who knows. Does anyone else do this? Between this run and my last Nicki Minaj fueled romp, I’m seeing a real trend as of late. Because I guarentee the rest of you are not like me, I put together an 00’s inspired playlist full of some of my favorite running tunes to get y’all motivated.
I hope you enjoy it. Finding good songs to run to can be a challenge, but the right stuff can motivate the heck out of me. Do you have any favorite songs to run to?