I wish I could do better at remembering the feeling of finish a run when I'm trying to make myself go outside to start a run. I really do love running. I was stressed today because I've only run a couple of times this week, and I want to run with the faster friends again on Monday, and I need to build up some more fitness and confidence so that that can be more comfortable, so I *wanted* to go, but I knew it wasn't going to be as easy as it was a few weeks ago when I was running more, and I have work to catch up on, and my kids wanted to go play outside, and...so many excuses.
But pretty much as soon as I started running I felt happy and strong. It was a bit warm because my procrastination had pushed me into late morning, but it wasn't too hot. My planned loop was perfect, and I did as well as I wanted on a segment I had planned to go faster on. I was tired at the end, but for the last mile and for about a half hour after I finished I had that great running-produced sense of well being. And now I don't have to worry about going out again for the rest of the day!