Last night, I was trying to amp myself up for a run with my husband. By now, you all know how much I love our rundates…I just tend to love them MORE when they happen in the morning before excuses have a chance to settle in.
So what did I do?
I turned to twitter for a little motivation mojo:
Now really – how could I *not* be amped up to get my run on after such motivating tweets??
And amped up is exactly how I’d describe our run last night. Holy speedy legs! Even my husband – who is most definitely a fast runner (but runs my pace so we can run together, what a guy…) – proclaimed our run was a fast one last night.
I was feeling particular good – perhaps because I was taking those fancy schmancy new sneakers of mine to the road vs. the ‘mill for the first time. Or perhaps because the weather was awesome for a rundate last night – a little warmer than usual, a slight breeze, a bit of sunshine left at the tail end of the day. We ran a good pace, caught up on our day and were feeling really good. Especially towards the end of our run, when we saw Scott’s best friend Justin drive by us. In true Justin form, he yelled out the window “RUN!!!” So I used that as my cue to run extra hard that final half mile. Which resulted in a nice sweaty runner’s glow…as you can see here:
(my husband doubles as my personal photographer…he indulges me, we’ll say that, haha)
So, the moral of this story? In similar fashion to twitter accountability for early morning workout motivation, twitter for motivation mojo works wonders, as exhibited by last night’s fabulously sweaty 6.5 miler.
Give it a try sometime – twitter for accountability, or for motivation mojo – I promise it’ll never let you down. 🙂
It always makes me feel accountable when I post my intentions somewhere – be it fb, Twitter or the blog.
Way to go on the speedy legs! It was raining here last night, but I still did my 4.5 mile run during my kiddo’s soccer practice. Feels so good afterwards!
Totally!! No matter what, the second I hit “send” on a tweet or FB post, I know that I will NOT skip out on a workout, or even light up on that workout because it’s out there for the world to see, keeping me uber accountable!!
Nice job on your run last night!!
So glad you had a fantastic run!!! I need to take my new shoes for a test run too 😉 It’ll feel like running on clouds.
It started out a little rough but ended up being one of my best runs in awhile. LOVE when that happens!!
nicely done sis! missed the tweet or I would have chimed in too 🙂 We need a rundate asap…
I want to come run with you ladies!!!!
yes please!!! 🙂
YES please. Next week??
twitter has rescued me from many a bad attitude.
OMG you and me both!!
Workouts when you feel good and positive are the best! 🙂 Go you!
Totally – and 99.9999% of my workouts end up that way. It’s why I go back for more and more and more 🙂
Yes! Twitter always helps me. and you’re often one of the ones giving me that extra oomph. Wish I had been on at that time to return the favor. 🙂
Totally!! You give me LOTS of twitter mojo too!! I’m sure you would’ve happily piled onto last night’s tweets if you’d seen it. 🙂
I totally took your twitter accountability to my twitter feed this morning – I CAN’T RUN STILL WAHHHHHHHHHHHH
So I am forcing myself into other workouts in the meantime, like an hour with Eli tonight. Blah. I tweeted it out this morning, so no excuses.
YOU CAN DO ITTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad you found your motivation mojo! GO JESS! 🙂
Love that the new sneaks were all you wanted and more!!! Whenever I get new sneakers it reminds me how good they feel and that I need to be super diliigent about replacing them frequently.
I haven’t gone down the twitter road…I’m afraid that it would stress me out and I may feel like i can’t relax. I have significant twitter fear 😉 However, I always express my workout intentions with my hubby..he always checks up on me and ask me how the work-out was. And I do the same for him. Generally, if I don’t feel ilke working out and I really can’t rally myself to do it, I just relax – it may be cue that I need some rest.
I think if you approach tweeting like you do blogging, you’d be just fine. Just like everything else in life (social world and ‘real’ world) — it’s about balance. Not getting sucked into tweeting ALL THE TIME or blogging ALL THE TIME but actually living life too. In the moment and all that jazz. 😉
I have found twitter to be an awesome place to make connections and to grow friendships. I love it. But seriously, to each his or her own. If twitter isn’t your thing, I know I can always find you in bloggy land. 🙂
I definitely do that on twitter and it does help. My favorite response was when a shoe store told me to run and then go to their store and buy new shoes!
HA, that is a riot, Lee!
Twitter is a great motivation place! I need to find my own motivation! I’ve been seriouslyyyy laking the last few weeks!!!
You can do it Britt, yes you CAN!! I can be your own personal twitter cheering squad if it’ll help 🙂
Yay for a fabulous, sweaty run!! Those are the best!! I can’t wait to have one again!!
Love your post-run picture…cracks me up…in a good way 😉
Naw, you can say it – I’m a total dweeb in that picture! Running dweebs unite??
I’ll be honest my only reason for joining twitter was to connect with other runners for motivation. You can always rely on the kindness of strangers 🙂
Then twitter wasn’t enough so I started blogging, so everything is still new to me, but I’m loving the motivation and support that I can give and receive.
I think it’s so interesting that you started tweeting before you started blogging! Sort of like a testing ground for the “real thing” huh? But seriously, this blogging and twitter community is amazing – filled with inspiration at every turn.
Twitter has supplied motivation & mojo in spades, many times!! Gather those runners and they always know what to say 😉
Seriously, the second you type #runchat after a tweet, you’re bound to get some good responses back, huh? Such a great community!!
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