Running a mile – some day
Recently one of my students said he would give my blog a try, but would really like if I wrote about running. Well, Cody, now is as good time as any.
To summarize my personal running history, I ran a lot for a while (during separate intervals of my life). I ran some cross country in high school, did some recreational running in college and some after college. The last three years. I have not run. I had a baby, then a broken ankle, and followed up with developing plantar fasciitis in both feet.
Lately I have desperately felt the need to begin running again but I know that there is no way I will be able to run a mile (at least not for a while). This thought brings me to my purpose of today’s post.
I will run a mile some day. Running a mile is my very attainable goal. I just have to put one foot infront of the other for 5,280 feet. 🙂 We all need to set these goals.
Running may not be your thing, maybe it is baking a cake from scratch, or building a bird house, or balancing your checkbook that you dream of doing. Put that first foot into motion.
Find a coach, book, or Smartphone app that can guide you through the process of discovery and success.
Nominate a friend to work towards your goal with you. Peer presure can be a terrific motivator.
Reward yourself. When you make progress, make it worth your while.
Put your energy clearly into your intention and your goals will become much more attainable. I promise to post on any running progress I make and hopefully my successes will add in the celebration of yours.
By: Melanie A. Peters