So....you had a great holiday season, with lots of activities. You were pushed from every direction and there just wasn't time for everything: something had to give. So you didn't run. And, heaven forbid, you didn't really want to run. Not only that, but you sampled all the goodies that came to the house. Several times.
Now the stupid scale says you’re four pounds heavier than you were before Christmas. And you are pretty sure it's not from increased muscle, since you didn't work out, either.
It’s now January and you feel bad and you know why: RUNNING GUILT! You know you should have done things differently, but you didn't. It's time to pay the piper. So, you set your clock and run despite the cold north wind and winter drizzle. Why? Because you used your “guilt” positively. It's caused you to awaken from your stupor. It's brought you back to your senses and now you are focused once again.
And you have your guilt to thank!!
Channel your “guilt” into renewal and re-commitment. We all take a break: that's human. But when the guilt arrives, turn it around and use it for your benefit.
Kenneth Williams, @MarathonKoach.
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