On mornings when I do not want to crawl out from under my warm covers, I tell myself that I only have to run two miles.
Two miles is long enough to get my legs going so that I wake up and feel good that I actually exercised, but not too long that I dread it and don't want to get out of bed.
But it's only TWO miles. That is such a short distance.
I guess the whole mind game I play with myself is just to get out the door and once I am out in the cold, then if I feel like going for three or four miles I can.
Some days I wonder if I will ever get tired of my little two miles runs. If I will ever reach a point where I need to run at least three or four or even five miles a day to make it worth it to get out the door and sweat. I have always been a low mileage runner and I wonder if I ever pass the threshold and venture into 30 mile weeks, will I think that two miles is not worth the time.
Tomorrow I "plan" for two easy miles in the morning. We will see if I only run two or go for more.
Is there a minimum amount of miles you feel you need to run for it to be worth getting all sweaty?
**Maybe this two mile idea is only a winter thing. I don't remember ever having to convince myself to just run two miles when it was 70F at 5am.