#ThursdayThoughts,  Athlete,  Motivation,  Women Over 50

#ThursdayThoughts | It’s Not About the Shoes

At 68, I ran my first (and probably my last) marathon. I wore these shoes to train in and on race day. I bought the little Christmas tree ornament to represent my efforts to achieve that goal.

How did I do it? One step at a time…6 months of training and more than 500 miles.

Sound daunting?  I broke it down to the simple and doable—taking small steps over and over, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. I focused on the steps in front of me and not on the long journey ahead.

So, if you have a goal, resolution, or project you want to achieve, big or small, focus on the small step in front of you now. Trust me, these little steps add up and move you forward towards your goal. Don’t let things like age (remember I was 68), the search for the perfect group, coach, program, equipment, or the “perfect” moment hold you back from getting started.

Don’t make it so difficult…it’s not about the shoes, it’s about the steps you take in those shoes.

 

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