Today, I got up and went for a normal run. I wasn’t expecting too much. I knew that my leg would be hurting because it has been for the last week or so, but I didn’t expect it to stop me. I suddenly had to stop after about 200m of running and turn back because I was experiencing excruciating pain. This wasn’t an excuse to not run, I simply could not run. If I would have finished that run I would have probably ended up with an injury that would stop me from running for a couple of day, or I could just take today off and make sure that I can run tomorrow. You see, this isn’t an excuse, this is a legit reason. Of course, my coach would probably call it an excuse but it is truly a reason. Sometimes you have to just forget about what other people say and just listen to your body. If you think that you are going to get hurt, then don’t run, it’s just that simple. Don’t worry about what other people may say because you just might have saved yourself about a week of running by just skipping one day. This, I believe, is a good reason to not run, but there are also many excuses to not run. Here are a few:
“I’m too busy”
“Too much homework”
“I’ll do it later”
“I just took a test and I’m really tired from it” (Yes, I have heard this one before)
Honestly, if someone just says that they don’t want to run is better than making an excuse. Since everyone knows that it is an excuse, then why not tell the truth? Now, I have to be honest, I have make many excuses in the past in order to skip running. But it all comes down to how much you truly love running. Some people run because they love it, and some people run just because their parents make them. The ones who actually like running are the ones who make the least excuses. Almost all of us have make an excuse and that is okay, as long as we understand the consequences.
The next time you want to give an excuse, just watch this video: