When I was in college I got a ‘self winding watch’. The concept of ‘self winding’ is that it uses a tiny little piece of weighted metal connected to a gear train that always points toward the ground to wind the watch a smidge each time you move your arm. It was pretty cool. Until I took it off for a day or two. Then it was a useless piece of metal.
I went for a run today and felt kinda like my internal running ‘self winder’ had been still for too long. I’ve been BUSY but I haven’t been RUNNING. I felt rusty and slow, and it’s only been a handful of days since I ran… It’s a fact (for me at least) that the more I run, the more I can run. The more I run, the better I run. Consistency is key. Keep it moving.
So this is my inspirational thought of the day (and I’m paraphrasing here):
Make sure to keep your running motor wound up!