Exercise is my antidote… Especially on mornings like this…

Exercise is my antidote… Especially on mornings like this…

By Scott Sambucci | August 3, 2021


Monday’s are usually a day I’m feeling rested and ready to go for the week.

Not today.

As I sat there churning out my Morning Pages, I could just see where the day was headed. The coffee tasted bitter. My mind wandering everywhere. My brain felt spongy and dull.

Today was supposed to be a day off from training to give my body a little extra break before the next big race in 12 days…

I could try to feebly push through the dullness and drabness, or I could change my state.

It was 5:45am and I knew I needed to reset and refresh for the day ahead.

Today was one of the slowest, shortest runs in months. That didn’t matter – it was about getting oxygen in my brain and endorphins running in my veins.

It worked. I’m back on track – energized and focused.

Not every workout is training – sometimes the exercise is just about putting my Self first.

As a startup founder, the days get packed and the weeks fly by. There’s constant tension balancing sales, and product, and team, and fund-raising, and customers…

Put your Self first. Be an example for your team.

Block out 45 minutes a few days this week. Get outside. Go for a three-mile walk. Sign up for the local Turkey Trot that’s four months away. Get yourself moving and shaking – you’ll be glad you did.

Do More. Be Happy. Surprise Yourself –


(Disclaimer: Consult your physician before starting any exercise routine… 🙂

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