As I can’t actually run until I’ve seen the gruesome twosome of Mut and Victor tomorrow at the Physios, I have to do something else.
Therefore I have put my mind to overcoming the upcoming Blue Monday – which is January 21st.
And this is what I’ve got:-
In 2005, British psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall came up with a formula to predict when we feel the post Christmas blues at its worst. It generally falls on the third Monday of January every year – so-called Blue Monday which is 21st January this year.
The formula is: [W+(D-d)]xTQ/MxNA.
Here’s what it all means:
W = Weather
d = Debt
T = time since Christmas
Q = time since failing New Year’s resolutions
M = low motivational levels
Na = Need to take action
I am suggesting a new day for C25Kers or runners in general, instead of Blue Monday how about we have Wonderful Wednesday? The day when we create a brand new playlist for running, and hopefully we are so energised by the thought that we are on a musical high and sail through Blue Monday, not noticing it at all. I accept a playlist may not get you over all the horrid news around, but a little distracting tactic is never a bad thing in my view.
My Wonderful Wednesday ‘formula’ is
CR X TPL = H
Couch 25K/Runners multiplied by tracks on playlist = Happiness.
To all fellow retro runners, we needed a theme that made us feel happy with get up and go, so my proposed theme for all your wonderful ideas is 70s and 80s Dancefloor Anthems. And I’ve started us off with my favourites:-
DISCO – Ottawan
War and Eye To Eye Contact – Edwin Starr
Might Real – Sylvester
Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talking’, Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind and Fire
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Le Freak – Chic
Celebration Kool and the Gang
Looking forward to seeing those Wonderful Wednesday song suggestions, for when I can return to running