Going for a run, is always better than not going for a run.
You would think after nearly a decade I would know this. The problem is that knowing sometimes isn't enough. Knowing I should run is not as powerful as wanting to go straight home to eat cheese and then take a nap.
What I think is important at this stage in training, is recognizing when my knowing might not be enough, and so to reach out for help and external motivation.
Running can be a solitary sport, and I love it for the time alone it gives me, and the space to process my own thoughts. At the same time, I'm real grateful to be able to text a friend asking for motivation, and be encouraged to do what I know I should do.
Also, cheese tastes better after a run.