This was after my last run on the treadmill. A rarity. This was a PR breaking day. I had shaved three minutes off my pace time. I usually avoid the treadmill at the gym on purpose, except to see what my pace time is without any distractions. I love running outside, but there is no telling if, or when I will see a heart and come to a screeching halt to snap a photo. But the thing is? Even knowing my pace time would be three minutes faster (or more since) if I didn’t stop for a few seconds doesn’t matter. The point is, I am not giving up on myself. I am not giving up following my heart. I am not giving up on running to my dreams. And if that means I a slower pace time. I am okay with that. I have a good idea of what my pace time is even when I stop here and there to snap a photo. And I continue to get new PR’s. Like a boss.
Don’t you see? Pace times and PR’s are important. Yes. So are finishing races. Losing a pound. Or losing five pounds. Or more. Getting the medals. T-shirts. And standing ovations. But you know what I think? I think that thoroughly believing in yourself and the core reason why you run is what matters the most. Why you run is the fuel that you use to push yourself out of your comfort zone. To get those PR’s and better pace times. Why you run is what silences that voice in your head that’s telling you to give up. So you finish the race. Lose that pound, or maybe five. Or more. Get the medals. The t-shirts and standing ovations. So tell me, why do you run?
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!