Coupled with locus of control, I’ll rightfully be trajectory-directed.
So how did this classical conditioning work for me this time?
I saw this in one of the emails sent by Pinoy Fitness which I subscribe to. A milk tea junkie, I assigned this as the external stimulus which will make me hit the road again after a layoff.
A free virtual run which promises the first 50 finishers with a 300-peso off in their 800-peso minimum order of Affinitea milk tea, it served its purpose. I immediately registered and primed myself for my initial run to accomplish the accumulated 21km.
Late afternoon of September 5, Saturday, I found myself striding at River Drive, the most accessible running hub to me.
I completed 5.67km by going around a 1.2+-km loop just right behind the village for four times. It was a good start to regain my muscles strength and get back my cardio endurance after taking a long break.
September 6, Sunday, I laced my shoes once more for a back-to-back run. This time I decided to do it on a familiar route; however, it’s my first attempt to traverse it by foot.
With my slower pace, I surprisingly finished 7.39km in 59 mins and 56 secs which made me wonder whether my Strava Apps was working properly.
Submitting the proof of my completed distance, I began “salivating” upon seeing that the targeted total mileage where I registered in was near completion.
So on September 8, Tuesday, I could feel that my leg muscles were raring to be in action. I scheduled it as my last run for this Affinitea (which I mistook as Infinitea…hahaha) Virtual Run.
Running on the same path, I hit the needed distance to earn my first badge.
I congratulated myself especially when I received an sms informing me that I qualified for the 300-peso gift certificate. Yay! I may no longer avail of it now since I have stopped drinking this sugar-laden beverage, yet it’s a big factor in making me resume running. *e-laughs*
Thanks to another free virtual run, the Grandparents’ Day Run, I am about to earn my second badge after accomplishing a total of 15.36km in another back-to-back run on September 12 and 13.
Same route, yet better level of intensity…better performance.
Continually a lone wolf even if the “sun goes down on me,” I’m certain that I’ve granted what my heart and body truly desire.