Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sharing motivation with a friend

Yesterday morning would have been a perfect day to do an early morning run. It had rained the night before so it cooled things down a bit. I was up before 7am, so I certainly could have gone out for a run, but I had to wait at the house and let the painters in. I missed my opportunity for a "cooler" run.

So the day went on and I became busy with errands and such. I got home around 7:00 pm and promised Baylee a swim, so we did that.  While I was watching Baylee swim I was talking to a friend and  I was telling her how I missed my run that morning, so I should probably go do it  tonight but was lacking motivation. She told me that she needed to clean her kitchen, but she was also lacking motivation.  So we made a deal.......

I was to run at least 2 miles and she was to see how far she could get cleaning her kitchen. She had a list of three tasks she was to complete by the time I finished my two miles.


I ran down at my island and it was not uneventful. I ran into an old co-worker (who I ended up walking with for a bit later after I completed my run), I saw three deer chasing each other, and guess what, I ran into that guy that has the tropical bird ( I wrote about that  back in the Spring).



After my run  I actually talked to him this time and learned a bit about his bird.

Turns out, I ended up doing three miles. I texted my friend when I was done and told her I gave her some extra time to do her chores because I ran an extra mile. We both exchanged "proof" that we completed our assigned tasks. I sent her a picture of my Garmin, and she sent me a picture of her kitchen.  Now that was pretty good trade off as far as motivation, and it was pretty fun too. -M


































12 comments:

  1. That is great friends motivation! Cool bird too.

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  2. I love that you and your friend did this!

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  3. That is one great way to share motivation! amazing!! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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  4. This really seems like a great motivation! Excellent idea!

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  5. I love this! While I am a solo runner, knowing friends and blogging friends are training keeps me going.

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  6. LOL LOL That's a cute idea!!! Great motivation too for both of you!!

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  7. Fun... any way to make the things we need to get done a little more fun, I'm all for it.

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  8. how cute! I need motivation to run before work.

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  9. Cute idea! I love how you both motivated each other and got it done!

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  10. Okay count me in next time! I'm sure my house will be in shambles when I get home...

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