A few days ago, I was challenged to run for a full 20 minutes without walking and I was struggling.
"Just don't stop," I told myself. "You can slow down, speed up, whatever. Just. Don't. Stop."
But while I was running, I had some time to think. Why should I not stop? What was keeping me going? Health? Fitness? Endurance?
Some of that.
But a strange thought occured to me as I ran -
"You would have never made it as a Power Ranger if you let your self stop."
See, when I was young (and still now, really) I loved Power Rangers. While other girls in my class wanted to grow up and be the first female president, I wanted to be the first female red ranger.
But child-me never actually did anything towards that goal. So now that I'm getting up and active, I find that childhood, nerdy dream, to be a great motivator to get out, even when I am not feeling it.
After all, if I ever get chosen by Zordon, abducted by aliens, or called to defend this world from threats internal and external - I should be able to run for at least 20 minutes.
So for the sake of the Earth, I get out and run.
What about you? What gets you out there, running/writing/dreaming?
What's your nerdy motivation?