I say this all the time but………time flies! Okay it could be because I have no concept of time. So being in a new month totally is blowing my mind. I’m not exaggerating one bit. I feel like March was shorter than February!! So……….Hello April!
New month, new goals, new resolutions. It sounds tiresome I know and honestly some times it is. However, I feel like it necessary in order to not be too lazy and a way to remain conscience in my everyday living. I think so many times we take our daily routine for granted and before you know it, we’re in a new season of life (or month) and we have nothing to show for it. So yes every week, month, and year I set small goals/ resolutions. Sometimes I pile on too many and I set myself up for failure. Others, are more realistic and attainable.
This year has really been about my quiet time. Making sure that I set time aside for my own quiet time and in addition to that having a desire to spend this time with an eager heart. Not a chore but a true want. Not just ticking off the to do list of “Yep, got that done, next!” But craving and wanting to have quiet time and actually doing it.
Now that’s not to say that I have put my running on the back burner. In fact it’s just the opposite. Running keeps me sane in an insane world. Running keeps me moving. If I’m tired…..move. If I feel yucky…..move. If I feel lazy…….you guessed it..move!
So here’s to another month filled with wishes, hopes and dreams! Cheers!
“While wishing and hoping makes you a dreamer, acting and doing makes you someone who can turn dreams into reality.” Nan S. Russell
Reason #10 why you should do a marathon.……………
It keeps you accountable!!
Let’s face it, when you run a marathon, you’re going to tell EVERYONE! Even before you’ve laced up your shoes to run, you’ve already told all 500 friends on Facebook that you’re going to be tackling a marathon in the next 18 weeks. By the time you’ve told everyone you have now become locked in to do it. You can’t back out! What will everyone think? (Okay in all seriousness who the crap cares what people think but still, you know you’ll be thinking it).
Accountability is one of the best ways to reach your goal. By signing up for an event (ie. marathon, even better the 2013 Dallas Marathon) you have now mentally taken yourself to a whole new level of accountability. Any time there is an ultimate goal involved, especially one with a finishing date, we as humans tend lock sights into the upcoming goals and the Terminator-like focus comes out in us. Nothing stops us until we’ve crossed either a physical finishing line or the proverbial one. Also by signing up for a marathon, it not only helps keep you accountable to yourself but to others as well, like your friends and family .
Going at goals alone can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. Without any type of support base, on those cold winter mornings when the sun hasn’t come out yet, staying in bed will be a whole lot easier than going running for 12 miles. So find a buddy that will keep you motivated and pumped to finish a goal. Having good friends and family to support you will carry you a lot further than if you go at it alone.
So whats it going to be, another day without a goal or another day filled with many many miles? So what it going to be? Remember…………..
The only way to cross this finish line is how? TO SIGN UP FOR A MARATHON!!
So what are you waiting for?!!?