The Best of the Worst
I never used to view myself as competitive…that was until I started competing in races. The more I think about it though, the more I realize I’ve always been competitive, but I didn’t see it that way because I wasn’t so much competitive with others, but more so with myself. Once I started entering into running races, for fun mind you, not as a career, I became laser focused on my time and getting to a PR – Personal Record.
I’ve done a handful of half-marathons and two full marathons. While I have certainly had some fun along the way, I can safely say the majority of them were lacking the fun factor because I was all consumed with my time and running the best race. If I was getting paid for my efforts, then maybe I could argue this reasoning. If it’s not fun, then what’s the point, right? Now, if I’m running 26.2 miles, then I definitely am not anticipating every mile will be fun, because at the end, it just isn’t.
However, I allowed myself to care more about how I finished, then allowing myself to enjoy the miles along the way. It is not about the destination. It is all about the journey. Without a doubt, when I embrace this philosophy, everything gets…
Remember, it’s not about the destination. It never is. Don’t be so worried about the end that you miss the experience in the middle. That’s where the gold is. Truly.
Enjoy the weekend!