Five mile run and a 12 hour shift

I really ran five miles but I got a phone call so I paused it and apparently you only get fifty seconds so I had to start back at zero to get that last mile. I took it easy and just did a ten minute mile pace for the fifty minutes.  It was nice my breathing pattern was even and I didn’t feel like I was exerting myself too much.
This morning I didn’t have to go into work until eight, which is an hour later for me so I got dressed to go run outside and fell back asleep for a bit.  So to keep with my goal, I brought my workout clothes to work and went to out employee gym to fit the miles in on a treadmill, but that means I will be pretty gross for most of the day.  Oh well right?
During my very long twelve hour shift today I attempted to read during the down time, which for being so close to the holiday there is usually a lot of, but there was hardly any so I took care of some last minute emails and applications and put my book away almost as quickly as I took it out.
Today was pretty low key, I was hoping to get in some strength training today but my legs are feeling a bit stiff so I am going to head home in a half hour, eat dinner, and then do some yoga and shower.
How do you motivate yourself to stick to you workouts?
Any fun Christmas Eve plans?

2 thoughts on “Five mile run and a 12 hour shift

  1. Nice job on the 5 miles! I have a hard time with motivating myself, but the more I workout, the more I stick with it, so it's just a matter of keeping the momentum going 🙂 Keeping a gym bag with me also really helps. For Christmas Eve my best friend and his family from out of state are coming to stay with us like they do every year, so seeing them will be a lot of fun 🙂

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