This week has been, well...kinda crappy for working out. I punked out a couple of times. Everything things seemed to be hinky, and I had little motivation.
But today, I got up early so that I could get my 5 miles out of the way before humidity took over the day. It took me about an hour and half, and I could totally tell that I hadn't trained during the week like i usually do. My shins and calves burned so I could barely walk.
But I got it done.
At this time, in 83 days, I'll be in my hotel room (probably curled up in a little ball) - having accomplished that, which to me, seemed impossible.
In the meantime, i have no doubt that I will have more days of punk-outs and push throughs. It is all a huge learning experience.
Maybe your goal is not a half marathon. Maybe it's that your body won't ache so much, or you want to see your kids grow, and play with your grandchildren. Maybe for you, you simply want to get out of bed in the mornings and not be in pain. Whatever your goal is, set your sights on it. Things will come and try and steal your focus, but you/we have to stay steadfast. There will always be more things to do - but we have to learn to do things for ourselves that will allow us to do those things.
Here is your challenge for this week (week 6 for me) - Think about what goal it is you want to accomplish and the timeframe you want to do it in. It doesn't have to be fitness related. It can be any goal and any time frame. I'd like you to post it in the comments section below (or on Facebook), or if you'd prefer - send it via email.
Sometimes, when we hear about the goals of others, it helps us reach our own because we take a little comfort in knowing that we are know alone.
We are not a lone at all. Let's go, all the way, with perseverance. I am confident that we will make it.