Last Sunday, Davey and I were deciding whether we wanted enjoy the warm weather and go for a run or go grill the skirt steak we had been marinating all day and make some tacos.
Tacos > Workout. Duh.
But I digress. The tacos weren’t the main reason our workout didn’t happen. This time, we didn’t go for a run because I didn’t feel like sweating and, to be perfectly honest, tacos sounded SO MUCH BETTER.
Then Davey asked me this mind-blowing question: “Will you be available to sweat tomorrow?”
I think this question mind-blowing for two reasons:
The first reason is because of how pathetic my excuse was. “I don’t feel like sweating.” LAME x 1000. What sounded like a perfectly legitimate reason not to workout was just a terrible excuse.
Second, his question implied that I had a choice.
So often, I try to stay afloat in my sea of excuses instead of just sucking it up, and making the choice to get my hair wet and going for a swim.
Other times I hate training because it feels like something that I have to do–something that’s very inconvenient.
Davey’s question helped me change my perspective and realize that I get to workout and the only thing more inconvenient than working out and sweating is maybe dying of a heart attack because I never exercise, or showing up at my triathlon totally unprepared and out of shape.
So, even on the days when I don’t feel like swimming, biking or running, I’m going to choose to sweat because I signed up for a Half-Ironman this year and I want to train hard and prepare well so that I don’t end up in the medical tent. My goals and dreams are too important to let tacos or lame excuses stop me.
“Will you be available to sweat today?”
I hope your answer is yes.
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