Out Of Bed, Sleepyhead

There were so many reasons not to.
Snow and freezing temps.
Unexpectedly I was going to do this alone.
I was so cozy under the big comforter.

But I had a few good reasons to run my first 5k.
I had paid for registration.
I had trained for the last nine weeks using the Couch to 5k program.
I put it on The List.

When I looked at my clock, I was prepared to roll over and go back to sleep under the big comforter. All week long before the 5k, the reasons not to outweighed the reasons to. After all, there was always another 5k. But from under the big comforter I sent a text to a few friends soliciting their opinions, hoping for permission to bail, only netted encouragement that I could indeed do this. Why oh why do people believe in me? I thought as I nestled my pillow a little tighter.

It was one thing to let myself down because in fact there is always another 5k. But my friends, well, letting them down is a no-can-do. Suddenly there was no other 5k more important. After a few minutes, I got out of bed and I made attainable goals: Get my running clothes on, then see how I feel. Make coffee, then see how I feel. Put my shoes on, then see how I feel. Go outside to check the weather, see how it feels. 

Thank you who told me to get out of bed when I couldn’t do it myself.
You helped me cross something else off The List.
I now look forward to another 5k. 

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8 thoughts on “Out Of Bed, Sleepyhead

  1. Matthew says:

    Nice job, Melanie! Congratulations!

  2. Michelle says:

    I’m SO proud of you Mel!!! You are officially my hero! What an awesome accomplishment! I’m not sure I would like running in 31 degree weather. Although, I would have preferred it over the marathon temp I was running in last month. Great job Mel :)

  3. admin says:

    Thank you so much! And thanks for reading.

  4. Jen says:

    Awesome job!! I ran my fist 5K right after I turned 33 last year (also did couch to 5K.) Before you know it, you’ll be running 1/2 marathons :)

  5. admin says:

    Thanks so much for the support and enthusiasm! I’ll let you know : )

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