Mind over matter

A few weeks ago my coach, the normally laid back Mr Elson, called me out over my slacking and rang a peal over my head*.

I’m still quaking, so today, when my plan called for mile reps and my mojo called for extreme sloth, I talked myself into running kit and then talked myself out of the door.  The first rep went well, but as soon as I eased back into my recovery, my chest tightened.  Clump-of-earth** it.  There was no way I was running a second rep with an iron band around my chest.  I headed home for my inhaler.  Two puffs later and my breathing was fine, but I was now sitting down with a tempting excuse to bail.

I replayed the peal.  Was there any chance of me sticking to the plan?  I stood up and walked towards the door.  The sofa called my name.  I stiffened my resolved, girded my loins and went out to finish my reps.***

* Any chance of you sticking to the plan once your exams are out the way?  Just a thought.

** Or words to that effect.

*** Dear gods.  Could I make more of a mountain out of a worm cast?


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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4 Responses to Mind over matter

  1. IAmKat says:

    Well done for getting it done in the end

  2. cmmercer says:

    Well done for getting out the house for a second time. That is impressive resolve. I can’t believe the delightful James Elson could have possibly scared you that much!! 🙂

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