So far so good, although I'm pretty sure that I'm certifiabley insane. After only a few training runs I started to think that doing a Half Ironman was a good idea too. I mean after all if I'm already trained for a Half Marathon why not add a mile and a half open water swim and a 56 mile bike ride? Boom done! I haven't signed up yet but I'm seriously thinking about it.
It's funny, I've come a long, long way in only a weeks time. Last week I was hoping to be able to jog a mile and ended up doing 3. Well on my 4th training run I was able to go 4.7 miles in about the same amount of time I did 3.7 in. Of course I was so wiped out from pushing that hard I didn't do my next training run. I need to remind myself that it's okay to push but not to push so hard that I end up missing training runs. I have a plan and all I have to do is stick to the plan and I'll finish the Half Marathon with legs to spare.
It's interesting how I do the exact thing in different areas of my life not just my fitness goals. I get excited and push harder and farther than what I had planned on then run out of steam before reaching my goal. When I just take small consistent steps towards my goals I complete them. Hmmm - funny how that works!
Anything is possible even a Half Marathon but it's important to be smart so that I don't injure myself which could potentially prevent me from achieving my goal. A long time ago I learned about something called Kaizen. In a nutshell it means that it's better to change 10% ten times than 100% all at once. If you think about it - if we change by even 10% ten times, that number ends up being much greater than changing 100% all at once. I'm a HUGE advocate for small changes over time because I KNOW that those small changes yield HUGE results!
Are ready to stop pushing too hard too fast and start making small changes that yield HUGE results?AWESOME!!! What small changes will you commit to doing today?
Here's to you in Fitness, Wellness and Health!
Jennifer Malocha CEO of Fun at Wuhoo Fitness
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