Okay, there are a lot of ways to motivate me to do things I don’t want to do: presents, money, food, and flattery all work very well with me. So if you remember when I said “No thank you November Project, you are not for me” that wasn’t a closing door so much as a “Come back to me with a better offer and we’ll talk.” I’m a stern negotiator.
Well, imagine my surprise when I read this tweet:
Now, I don’t know about you all, but when Bart Yasso and Runner’s World ask me to do something, I do it. Would I jump off a bridge if they told me to? HELL YES. If they said it would make me a better runner. So I went!
I talked myself up about it beforehand and told myself I was going to FORCE myself to enjoy it.
And guess what. I had FUN. I put on my happy pants, smiled,
still begrudgingly hugged 10 strangers- never gonna get on board with that, and did my 35 minutes of stair running with lots of sit-ups and push-ups.
I had a running buddy this time also which made it exponentially better. Who knew that friends could make things more fun????? I’ll have to continue to test that theory.
Look, here is PROOF that I was there. I even lovingly took the time to point out where I am in this picture #madpaintskills
I didn’t get to officially meet Bart,
I prefer to creep from afar but I did say “hi” to him while we were running steps. I believe that official transcript of our encounter was as follows:
Me: Bart Yasso! Thanks for coming out!
He was very nice though! And he told us a great story about a flight attendant and the mile high club. Those are all the details I will give you ;)
Another great thing is that I got to meet up with a fellow Tone It Up girl! I met up with Emily after the workout!
(In other news, I just learned how to embed things from Instagram)
So I guess the new theme of my blog should be:
If I don’t like something the first time, try again. If I don’t like it the second time, swear off it until Bart Yasso says he’ll do it. Then try it a third time and have fun!
Words to live by, people!
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, BUT I will share yesterday’s workout with you because I really liked it! I ran about a mile to that stair/ramp combo I had talked about. I did 10 hill (ramp) repeats (which equaled a mile) and then 10 stair repeats (with a jogging recovery so that equaled a mile too!) It was awesome and my legs were definitely feeling it at the end.
What carrot needs to be dangled to get you to do something you don’t want to?