- Jan 5, 2017
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- Roanoke Rapids, NC
Ok....So about this virtual running (exercising) group, you in or out?I'm of the mindset that you (not you personally) need to decide what you really want to do. For instance, what is the motivation for running (or for anything)? Because you love it or because you believe it's the right thing to do it or because you feel some sort of obligation to it (maybe you used to be a super runner or super in shape or super good at something and you just long for the good old days)? If it's the first or second, then you won't have much of a problem. If it's the latter, or something like it, that's where we usually find trouble.
I can say I want to do something day long. The fact that I don't do it tells me objectively, that I really, deep down, value something more. And I think at some point, we need to realize that's ok. I guess my overall point is, if something takes a ton of motivation to do, then it feels like the pressure to do it is misaligned with reason to do it.
For me, I run, not because I like it, but because it's about the only healthy activity I have regular time for. Therefore, it takes a lot of motivation for me to do it. My motivation is that I don't want to be unhealthy and lazy. God has given me the health and ability to do it, and therefore, I will honor that by doing it. Since I have no desire to run marathons, a reasonable distance/time is all I need to commit to. If I miss a day because of weather or some extenuating circumstance, I don't care. There are too many more important things to care about. I just go tomorrow. And during the winter, I just enjoy not running, enjoying the extra time to do something more fun.
Reading this back, I'm sure that this is not going to be a helpful motivator, so I will stop now!
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