Thursday my alarm went off at 4:20 AM, which is typical for a weekday. I hit snooze for 9 minutes and then there were no excuses. When I began getting up this early to run/workout 3 years ago, it wasn’t easy. I admit that there were many days in the beginning that I wanted to go back to bed, however, there has never been a day that I have regretted getting up and going to the gym or heading out for a run. Never.
It is that attitude and motivation that has carried me through the past few years- that has helped me train for and run 1 full marathon, 5 half marathons and several shorter races.
Back to Thursday. I got up, got ready and headed to the gym. I knew that this run would be special before I even began. Running the 4 miles I intended to run would help me reach a very special goal.
As I started to run I got into my zone. I listened to some favorite songs and appreciated being alive, being present and my body for what it can do. As I finished my run I had tears in my eyes, as those last few steps brought me to a total of 1000 miles for the year so far.
2101 total / 1000 in 2011
This just goes to show you that you can do anything you put your mind to. You can overcome obstacles. You just have to be patient and persistent. Changes don’t happen overnight.
And on that note, I am off for a run – 10 miles on the agenda this morning. Why? Because I can…