Today I had every intention of running my Thursday 2 miles but didn’t. This morning was our grandson’s school zoom and then the day got away with errands and chores and a list that needed to be crossed off. Here I am. Its 8pm with no run in. I dressed in my running clothes most of the day with the intention to get out and run. So tomorrow, I’ll make sure this run happens.
I realize I am now on my own. I can’t rely any more on my running buddy to come and run with me. This realization is very much like the moment when Virgil told Dante he could no longer accompany Dante farther up as they both were traveling up Mount Purgatory. There is a point on all of our journeys where we must go on by ourselves. Mindfulness can help this transition. I need to find the motivation and create and then sustain the habit with mindfulness going forward.