Today, started out as a self-pity "woe is me" kind of day, until the realization hit me that I posses the ability and responsibility to change that. I tried to give myself every excuse not to run today...it's raining, it's muddy, it's wet, I'm tired...thankfully I had a little #LifeGoals intervention with my friend, Kayley, to help get me back on track.
For those of you who know me, you know how extremely frustrated I get when I don't achieve my goals. I was mad at myself for not losing all of that undesirable weight yet, and I have not quite put in the amount of prep needed for my half marathon next weekend. Instead of being proactive and doing something about my "issues," I was being REactive to consequences
I'm going to be honest with you. I do not enjoy running. I never have, but hope that some day I will. Next weekend will be the second time I run the Bearathon Half Marathon in Waco, Texas with my friend Brittany. It is literally THE hardest half in Texas all thanks to Cameron Park...crazy hills. The next week (after getting new running shoes), I will start training for my first full marathon. If I expect to enjoy, appreciate, and complete that training, I've got to stick to positive energy and proactive involvement.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. --Joshua 1:9