When I start to run I constantly think of ways to finish my run early. I could put off the run I was meant to do to today, tomorrow.
But I do it. I do it because I want to improve. I want to get faster. That, and the fact that after I finish I run I feel my absolute best. There is really a runners high. I always thought it was meant to happen during a run, which I guess it does. I've had it occur once or twice. But I always feel great after a run. Maybe not right away, but give it 10 minutes and I feel like I can conquer the world - or at least my next race.
If you want something, you fight for it. I want to be faster. So I get out of bed, I put my evenings on hold and I run.
This evening was 5 x 800m repeats. Something necessary for getting faster, intervals. And I did them successfully! I almost died at the end, but I am so happy that each one was faster than the next.
This is one of those reasons I keep running. The feeling that I gave it my all, and I succeeded. Running is one of those things that you get out what you put in. And in a way, that is also why I love it.