24 Jun It’s not all doom and gloom.
Well a quick scan on Facebook this morning and it seems otherwise.
Don’t panic, I’m not going to mention it – honest. Whatever the side of the fence you were on, the decision is made, and now we have to make the best of it.
Human beings are actually only able to focus on 5-9 things at anyone time, whether its a work related item, whats going on in the news, maybe you are thinking about that run you need to do.
We have the habit of overcomplicating things and making them much worse in our heads.
I always get the “I should run today but I don’t think its going to end well” type thoughts.
When actually my proof of this doesn’t exist. In truth I have no idea how the next particular run will go.
I could have a new course record, or I could get a stitch before I make it to the end of the street.
The point I am trying to make, is that nothing is really that certain.
Who knows what tomorrow holds?
I mean this in the running sense as well as the other thing I wasn’t going to mention…
I was watching seminar the other day about Focus.
As runners we always tend to focus on journey. The mile 18 or 20 of that marathon and how hard it is going to be when we get there. But rarely about what we want to achieve on that journey.
I write a lot of programs via RunCamp’s Online Coaching. And as such I hear and talk about many runners’ goals.
“I want a sub 4 marathon”
“I want to run my first 5k”
I want a new pb in X distance”
Most of the initial goals that come to mind are all time or distance related.
Running to keep in shape, or to get in shape?
Running to be a good role model to your kids?
Running to define you as a person?
Start with these goals, and running doesn’t seem quite so daunting. I’m not saying to ignore the times, but use these as a secondary goal to how running makes you feel and what you want to achieve deep down.
P.S. I am escaping away this weekend for the RunCamp: A Weekend In The Forest.
We’ve got some running, seminars, workshops and much more coming up.
We are looking to host another this year (date tbc). Stay tuned for this!
Ant is the creator of RunCamp. Everyday his goals are to educate, motivate and inspire runners and triathletes to make themselves better than they were yesterday.
Running in his eyes is a journey, and through his coaching he aims to make everyone’s journeys more enjoyable.
As well as running, you’ll find Ant regularly taking part in triathlons, from sprint distance up to full Ironmans.
He also has a big weakness in the forms of Papa John’s pizza and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, so if you ever want to get an easier session, thats one way to get one!