Sunday Funday

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.

Happy Running

Danielle

aka A Fit Cookie

 

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