I continually see many of the same inspiring photos on Facebook; you know the one that says, “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.” Really? I’d like to find that person and I think many of us feel this same way, how can anyone be busier than me? I work full time, have 4 young daughters age eight and under and guess what? In the past 15 months I went from “I can’t run 2 houses away” to “Omgoodness, I’m a marathoner!” Is there a secret to finding the time; is there a secret to making your dreams a reality?
It’s not a secret really; it’s simply a matter of believing in YOU and setting goals. It’s that simple. Set. A. Goal. And believe in yourself. Here we are in 2014 already. Do you have a goal? Me? You can bet that I’ve got goals! 2014 is going to see a speedy me! That’s right I “believe” that I can unleash my inner self and I plan on focusing on my speed workouts. I can already envision my speed workouts; here I am in the middle of a nasty Chicago winter and yet I can see myself running those quarter mile repeats this spring. I’m going to own them! Can you hear my confidence?
I have the word “Believe” tattooed right on my wrist; it is a reminder that I know I have it in me; I just have to “Believe” in myself to make it happen. I’m not telling you that you need to go out and get inked at a tattoo parlor to believe in yourself, (total bonus if you want to…my one and only tattoo just happens to be my favorite running accessory.)
My 2014 advice to you? Set. A. Goal. Be fair with yourself and your capabilities. Do not give yourself an out. You are not too tired, you are not too busy. Focus on what you have rather than what you do not have. You are strong, you are capable and you have time! After all, “someone who is busier than you is running right now” that someone could and should be you! Make 2014 amazing!
Fitmark Ambassador 2014