it was cold when i got up. 19 degrees cold! i did not feel like running. i did it anyway. habits remain habits when you do what you've been doing even when you don't feel like doing it.
to keep my mind off my lack of motivation, i switched it up today. rather than run a loop or an out and back, i decided i would not let myself run passed any cross street. i had to turn one way or the other every time an intersection presented itself.
it worked! i lost that hating feeling and actually enjoyed running this way, then that. the hardest part was figuring out how to get back home from where i was at the time i wanted to get there. i worked that out. ran up to my front porch at precisely 6:30.