Sometimes in life we get stuck in a rut. It is so easy to get caught up in the minutia of it all. To look at things with eclipse glasses on where everything is darkened out. We are waiting to see the eclipse only to realize that we are looking the wrong way. Then you change directions and see the beauty before you.
You get perspective.
It is so easy to get caught up in thinking about where you were and what has changed that you forget that the journey isn’t over yet.
Nothing has changed, but there has been a shift in my thinking.
I need to stop looking backwards and start looking forwards again.
It’s a lesson that I learned a long time ago, but seemed to have forgotten.
Today I went out for 3 miles. I had planned to do the walk/run for it but changed my mind. Honestly the only reason that I changed my mind is because it was raining and I didn’t want to walk in the rain. Anyway, I just focused on the run. I let my body be in charge of it. There was no thought of pace. Just focusing on my breathing, how I felt, and enjoying running in the rain.
Here’s what happened…
I hit mile 1 without walking. Then I hit mile 2. Then I thought to myself, it’s been a long time since I actually ran a full 5K.
So I did….
I felt good. I could tell that I was breathing heavier the last mile, but that is because it was raining a little harder. Besides it was a good heavy breathing. I felt good and am really happy with myslef.
NOW this doesn’t’ change my plan for Chicago because running a 5K does not make a marathon.
One day at a time
One run at a time.
Just running to run..