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Stepping over my First Big Obstacle - Living Forward
Beyond 40 Achievers,  Lacing Up at 60,  Motivation,  Women Running

Stepping over my First Big Obstacle

My training plan now requires more miles during the weekday runs and a longer run on Saturday. This week is the first real challenge I’m having trying to get it all in and am frustrated. I can’t do my long run on either Saturday or Sunday due to other commitments which I made. Yesterday’s run didn’t happen either because I had an early morning Board meeting. Excuses, excuses or simply life happening? I’m trying not to become obsessive about it or try to do it all (and do nothing well).

So, what does it mean? Better question, what it doesn’t mean for me? It doesn’t mean I’m doomed to fail, or that it’s all or nothing, or that I’m not committed to my race goal, or I’m a weak, flawed loser person, or _______(fill in the blank). Can you relate to this? Why do we go down these crazy-making trails in our mind??

It simply means that life and the plans we make don’t always work together in perfect harmony. It means that I am aware of the conflicts I have between competing desires and life. I can’t do it all—-I do get that, really! Accept, do my best and move on.

I simply did my best today in my run and I’ll do my best tomorrow. All I can ask of myself. Enough said.

I think sometimes running is the easy part, it’s the mental and emotional obstacles along the way I trip on.



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