Happy Monday! It seems as if a cold front has finally hit us here in Hampton Roads, I actually had to break out my hat, gloves, and scarf for walking the dogs this morning!
I’m feeling much better this morning and I’m looking forward to making up the 8-miler I missed yesterday tonight after work.
It’s Marathon Monday #3 this week, and I want to talk about rewarding ourselves. Ultimately, the reward is completing a strong 26.2 miles, but sometimes a little bribery is necessary to get us out the door when you’re tired, when it’s too cold, or sore from a tough workout earlier in the week. I could get myself a new running shirt or a pretty running skirt today, but I feel like I need to earn it before I buy it.
Enter: the Marathon Miles jar.
Yep, I’m paying myself as a little incentive to run my training miles. Not much, just 25 cents per mile, and in the end it’ll add up if I get the miles in (hopefully enough to purchase some pretty spring running gear from either Oiselle or Lululemon). I haven’t actually calculated the projected total because I really don’t want to know until after the marathon, so it’ll be a little surprise when I get back from Little Rock.
What do you do (if anything) to reward yourself for achieving your goals?