A chain of emails between a runner and his brain….
What happened mate?
I set the alarm last night and we agreed you would get up early and we’d go for an easy trot to freshen the legs after the weekend’s long run.
The alarm went off, I woke up ready to roll and you refused to make a move. I really could have done with some more sleep, but instead I just laid there wondering why I bothered. Not sure if you were picking up on my vibe, but I was trying to put the guilt’s on you.
Ah, yes. I did pick up on your ever so “subtle” guilt trip and I thank you for that…
It was Monday morning and not wanting to go to work, I really couldn’t stand the thought of getting out of bed earlier than I had to.
I understand that we had an agreement, but sometimes I make plans that I just don’t have the motivation to follow through on. How about we try again for tomorrow?
Dude, you are forgetting one very important thing! You are a runner.
You run because it makes you feel good. When you feel good, I’m happier, when I’m happier you feel better. When you feel better you run more. When you run more I’m happier and you feel better…. Are you seeing the pattern?
I’m not sure what happens to you between runs. It’s like you switch me off and forget what an awesome team we make when we work together.
Remember last year when you were training for that big race? You were running heaps and because I felt so good from it, you were more productive at work and home and every day was more enjoyable.
Yes, I may be the brain and responsible for remembering all this stuff, but when I tell you about it, you have to listen, ok?
Sorry to be a nag, but sometimes you just need to be told.
I trust you enjoyed the run this morning and yes, as usual, you were right.
You may have noticed that I sprung out of bed the second the alarm went off this morning. I decided that I didn’t want to give myself a chance to pause and reconsider. Mainly because I couldn’t put up with another nagging email from you. Still, I’m glad I did because I do feel much better for having done it.
I also notice that you seem to be concentrating better today than you did yesterday. I guess it is true what they say about exercise making the brain work better.
P.S. Thanks for the nudge. I appreciate the fact that you never give up on me.
It’s all good buddy.
There is no point working against one another. Truth be told, we need each other equally.
Tell you what… I‘ll be sure to keep you accountable if you keep doing the stuff that I like.