Well – today is Sunday Funday or as I like to call it – Sunday RUNday! I have been running every Sunday for the last 47 consecutive Sundays. Yup you read that correctly; today marks the 47th Sunday that I have run a 5k or more. Most times it was more. Today I ran 4.51 miles. I cannot believe that I am almost at the 1 year mark. Crazy how time flies.
If you’ve been following me; then you know that I did something to my foot back in August/late July and had to take some time away from boxing and kickboxing to make sure I could complete my half marathon. Well I was talking to a friend today and I was saying – my foot is still really bad and I am falling behind in my running miles. I need to hit my goal of 1100 miles and I am only at 885 or so. My friend said to me – well what happens if you don’t hit 1100 miles by 12/31? That gave me pause… what would happen if I didn’t hit 1100 miles? It was a self imposed goal… the world isn’t going to blow up if I don’t hit it… maybe I could stop and smell the roses and not worry about the goal…. Bask in the fact that I have already run almost 900 miles…. There’s a thought.
I know exactly what my friend was trying to make me see. Nothing bad is going to happen if I don’t hit this goal. But let’s be honest I have had many goals that I set out to achieve and then not hit, and said oh well – the world isn’t going to end if I don’t hit this goal. While this thought process makes sense for many – it doesn’t work for me. Once I start letting goals fall by the wayside – its so easy to get side tracked. Its so easy to say well no one is going to die if I don’t make it. And then I am at the beginning of my journey again, saying ok well I am going to do it this time. I am tired of restarting the journey – so yeah even though no one is going to die if I don’t hit my 1100 miles – a little piece of myself will. I don’t want any little pieces of me to die – I kinda like me…. I mean I am hella funny and whatnot.
So with that said – I will be pushing through to hit 1100 miles by 12/31. I am my biggest obstacle and I have to learn to get out of my own way and my own head. Let’s finish out 2017 strong!!
Oh yeah – I’ll post workouts for the week tomorrow.
aka A Fit Cookie