Looking out of my window this morning, the weather wasn't exactly inspiring and I had a stinking head cold.
But I had made my mind up several days ago that I would be doing a 20 mile run today, and it was written on my new 2012 calendar (Christmas present) complete with a little box next to it that would need a tick, or it would annoy me for the next 29 days until I changed the page to February.
Writing down my training in advance where I can see it always helps me stick to it. A calendar is always better than a diary, because your diary needs to be opened by you, and you maybe tempted to avoid looking in it on the days you feel a little less motivated. A bit like leaving bills unopened!
The weather didn't get any better on my run, in fact it got worse, but my cold amazingly got better, and I finished with a healthy 23 miles logged on my GPS.
For those of you still nursing hangovers, and really couldn't face a healthy start today, tomorrow is the first day of the first week of the first month of the New year. So no excuses this time!