I was recently talking to a SeeWhatSheCanDo business Run Little Monkey who make the softest running T's you'll ever wear! Gail and I had a great laugh about the 'Monkey On My Back' each time I step outside to go for a run!
Full transparency, I"m a bit of a fairweather runner these days. I have ran marathons, so many Tri's I can't even count and lots of neighborhood 5-10K's. They ALL start out the same... the monkey on my back saying 'Why are you here?' or "Listen.... you are not slight... you are almost 6 feet tall.. running? Seriously?". Literally ... every time! Whether at the start of a 5, 10, 16, or 20+ kilometer run... always the same.
But I'll tell you what... once I get through those first 5 minutes with 'the monkey' ... I do reach a place where my mind shuts off (including goodbye to the monkey), I focus on form and breathing, and I enjoy the break!
So Gail - thank you for the chuckle and for the reminder to just get out there! Watch for me in my Run Little Monkey T!!