Now, usually, this rejigging of a run would either result in one of two things: 1) The run would not eventuate and the day and life would just get in the way; OR, 2) The run would happen but would be a pretty piss-poor effort: legs would feel sluggish, I would feel hungry/tired/unmotivated/hot etc. However, I am happy to report that this morning neither of these two outcomes occurred! Very strange but very happy with that. Turned out it was an awesome run (just over 11km), and had at the very late time (for me personally) of about 9:20am - WAY past my optimal running slot (I really like the 5:30-6:30 time of day). But, I am so glad I went. The sun was out, but it wasn't too hot yet, and the paths were pretty empty comparatively (owing to everyone being at work already I suppose). It just goes to show that sometimes we should ignore our past experiences and try something new, or even just something slightly out of your comfort zone or usual habit. Try doing something different and you might just surprise yourself.
Ignore your expectations!! Expectations can ruin reality hey. If you've built up an expectation of something and the reality turns out to be worse or inferior to your expectation then you may feel let down or upset, which is crazy because YOU have given yourself the particular expectation or image in the first place (i.e. you control your thoughts and environment). Then, conversely if you've had an expectation of something and then you smash and surpass that expectation, you may be left thinking 'why the hell did I even think that in the first place?' So, no limits or expectations = freedom and happiness to just see what happens.
Are you a morning runner/person or evening or an any time of day exerciser?
When was the last time you surprised yourself? I.e. things turned out completely differently to how you thought they would?