This thought came upon me this morning while I was out on a run. By run I mean three miles of a combination of run/walking.
While I have gotten into a regular workout routine, I still have not returned to running (until this morning). To be entirely honest, it’s because I have been scared. I used to run 6 miles like it was no big deal! Going from running half marathons and marathons regularly to running diddly squat is a big change and I became very discouraged. It is incredibly difficult to not compare my current self with my past self.
If I had to, I could struggle through a 6-mile run, but it would probably be an awful experience. I am not in the place that I was two years ago where I was running every day.
The thought that I had this morning after my second loop around the park–was that I ran more than I did yesterday, or all of last week. I needed to be happy with my few miles and not beat myself up because it wasn’t good enough. We are our own worst critics!
My final thought was this–the small seed you plant can inspire change, whenever that change happens to come.
My run this morning is getting me more comfortable and less scared of running than I was yesterday. Even if you workout one day a week, celebrate that instead of being disappointed in the fact. That’s one more workout than no workouts!
You never know…that one workout could lead you to running marathons, it did for me ;)