I ran today for the third day in a row. I don't know where the motivation came from; in fact, I motivated myself to finish my run yesterday with the thought of a rest day today. But then this morning came and the idea of running got into my head and wouldn't leave, so out I went. It was okay, but my legs were tired. I need to find a new route so that I can try out my next goal of running for 20 minutes because even though I have the best intentions of going past the apartment at the end of my loop, I just don't do it.
I have this guideline I made up for myself which I have snazzily named "3, 2, 1" and which I used to stick to much better. It's simply that I run at least 3 days a week, run no more than 2 days in a row, and take no more than 1 rest day in a row (barring injury, of course). I know the math doesn't add up for one week, I AM TAKING THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM COLLEGE MATH COURSE, SO I KNOW SOME STUFF! But it's just a good guideline when I'm feeling lazy (usually) or overzealous (rarely). So if I last ran on Monday and it's Wednesday, I remind myself that I'm not supposed to take more than one day off and I had better get my butt out there. And if it's Thursday and I ran Tuesday and Wednesday, I shouldn't go for a run because I need to rest my little legs (whoops).