I woke up this morning dreading the St. Patrick’s day run! The sky was dark and there was a slight chill in the air. I wondered if this was an ominous sign? I haven’t run in over two and a half weeks and was clueless to how much conditioning I had lost in that time and was fearful of wheezing to the finish line. So, I dropped out of 10km and moved to the 5km run.
I met up with my friend Grace and laughed that we were running in a winter wonderland on the first day of spring. We walked our way over to the start line and we came up with a game plan. Our plan was simple it was to run, finish, and not worry about beating our own personal best. It was the no pressure approach that we needed to stick to the race!
Just before the start of the race there was a loud warning over the speaker,’Be careful under the bridge it is icy, I repeat, Under the Bridge is Icy!’
I looked at Grace and sighed, “Great!”
I was envisioning a loud thud on the ice and once again bruising my tailbone. I thought of many pillows in my future. However, that was not the case, we took our time on the treacherous ice, we slid, we laughed, and we ran. It was a fun 5km both of us just motivating each other to keep going!
As the snow lightly fell as we admired the winter scenery of the river valley. It was a beautiful morning! I know it didn’t feel like the perfect first day of spring with a morning full of budding tulips but on this morning run I did get back the little spring in my step. And that’s all the motivation I needed to keep going!
Our next fun race is this Wednesday night, The Free to Dream 5km, and it’s for a great cause with KidSport! If I can do one race this week – I may as well do another!
What helps to put the spring back in your step and keep you motivated?
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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga