Recently I decided to run a marathon. Why? I’ve always wanted to. Why? I have no idea.
So I wrote it down, I researched which event I’d do and I started planning. I set myself 5 months to get fit and race ready. I didn’t know how to train for a marathon so I enlisted help from a run coach and an amazing mum and runner who motivated me to do my absolute best. I was excited!
Then the alarm went off at 4:30am to run 15km before work or I’d be tying my shoe laces at 8pm when the kids were asleep and I had serious doubt. What was I doing?! But, it was on paper and I had a plan so out I went, rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and threw on a hat to cover the bed-head and got it done. The sense of accomplishment was unreal after each and every session I battled the little voice in my head and won.
Race week arrived. I got sick. I was sore, my joints were swollen and my doctor was stumped. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, pain relief, nothing could get me moving and I had to withdraw from the race. I have not felt so disappointed before. I was down on myself despite it being something completely out of my control.
Why am I telling you all this? I set a goal and it didn’t work out. It doesn’t always BUT now I’ve adjusted my thinking, I’ve picked a new goal and I’m motivated again. The old saying get back on the horse has never rung so true.
So join me, write a goal, make it specific, make it attainable, make it measurable. Surprise yourself with what you can achieve, make yourself proud.
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