I had to be at an Opening Session Breakfast at 6:30am this morning, which meant that if I wanted to get my 6-8 miles in, I would have needed to get up around 4:15am to run on unfamiliar roads. I just didn't feel like doing it this morning. So, at the breakfast, I sat at a table with several colleagues and clients who know I run. They were shocked I didn't do my morning run. I explained that I will head out after the conference ends this evening. I will need it after 12 "on" hours. I will need an escape from people. They proceeded to go around the table and justify why they do not run. This conversation happens often between me and non-runners. These were the excuses:
- Unless someone is chasing me, I am not running.
- I don't like to be alone.
- I have bad knees.
- My boobs are too big.
- It don't like being cold.
- I'm too tired after working at these events.
- I'd rather walk on an incline on the treadmill.
- I hate running.
- It would take me 5 hours to do 6 miles.
- I'm scared of the dark.
|Passing Paris in Las Vegas on my run - Some day I will run through the real deal.|