“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.”
― Mark Twain
I looked over all of the goals I have set for the next five years and the one that pops out first is: to become a runner. If I am to do this I need to do my research online. I have a background in Kinesiology so I’ll be able to decifer the good/true info from the bad. Let’s start researching…
Right away I’ve found an 8 Week Training Program and activated my Runner’s World account. This is so exciting. Now I will receive information on beginner training tips to support me in this journey. I am so grateful that I took the time to ponder on this because the answers are there if you just take the time to think about it. Yipee!!!
Okay, at 11am after my appointment I will go to Mill Lake to do my first running session. I need my Polar watch, runners, comfortable clothes, water, sunglasses or a hat and I need to eat something now so I have the energy to run. I will run for 1 minute and walk for 2 minutes and repeat this 10 times today. I feel so motivated and excited about this.
A few hours later…
I did it. I learned today in my appointment with TL that if I visualize my end goal while I’m working on my goal – during my run – I will be much more likely to be successful. So while I ran I imagined seeing MB again and her family and this kept me motivated. I also learned about linking lower goals to higher goals and how to avoid this. When I run I do it to lose weight and to be healthier not to increase my self-worth. My self-worth is innate and I need to feel this regardless.