Monday, May 14, 2018

Embrace The Journey

They always say running is about the journey, not the finish line. You may get tired of hearing it, but it is so very true. And the quicker you embrace the journey more than the result, the more you will enjoy your running. And the better runner you will become.

In the past number of weeks I have felt myself get stronger, and faster. With every passing week - maybe every single run - I can feel the gains. Sometimes the gains are small, but I am sure to identify the positives. They fuel me to push harder, and find more gains each day, each week.

Eventually the gains will show through with a breakout performance underlined at a finish line somewhere, sometime. That will be a sweet day, no doubt. But no sweeter than a hard workout with Brent and Adrienne, or a trail run with Derek and James, or a group run with so many of the inspiring runners of all abilities.

Embrace the journey. I no longer run to chase time goals and to kick your ass. Okay, maybe I still do, but that's no longer my main goal. I run to find happiness and peace. I run to learn something new about life and myself each day. I run to inspire. And because those are my goals, I will win every race I enter, regardless what the time and rank says on race day.

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