You read that right, I’m running a 10k. It’s a little less than a month away and I have been training since mid-August. I wanted to do a little training recap and let you in on the 4 lessons I have learned so far.
#1 There are good days and there are not so good days
In running and in life, there are good days and there are not so good days. I refrain from calling them “bad” days, because I think that even if it seems like everything is going wrong at the minimum you can at least look back and say you learned something from a “bad” day.
#2 You have to do the hard thing
Finding time to run is hard. Actually, putting one foot in front of the other is hard. Continuing to run when you want to walk, is hard. But doing the hard thing will pay off. Doing the hard work in your life will eventually pay off, but the reward will not come with out the effort.
#3 Preparation is key
What is that saying? Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. This definitely holds true for running. I know the training runs, weight lifting, and cross training will help me prepare for game day. It’s as if the race is the reward for all the hard work and effort put in ahead of time.
#4 It takes time
I didn’t wake up one day and head outside for a 6.2 mile run. No, I had to work at it and slowly build up my mileage over time. Just like running a business, improving a relationship or forming a new habit. Things that are worth it in the end, take time.
Are you preparing for a race? Are you getting ready to go after a goal? If you need some help planning your day, so you can maximize your productivity make sure you check out my FREE Daily Planner!