16 May Throwback… Monday?
I know its pretty popular on Social Media these days to showcase the past.
I’m not usually one to dwell to much on what has happened, but Facebook hit me with a great image last week…
Its a picture of me jumping over the sunset down at Leap beach. At the time it was just a funny thing to do…
It looks remarkably similar to something else…?
A few months after the picture was taken – when it came to designing a logo for a certain new business I had come up with, this was the picture I chose to design the “Yellow Running Man” around.
After this little reminiscent journey I have taken you on, there is a reason for bringing it up.
I mentioned earlier that I don’t like to look back.
I’ve always seen myself as a forward thinker – seeing what coming up, planning things out as best I can.
But sometimes its good to have a quick review.
When it came to designing the logo above… I had no idea how the idea would grow. I remember spending hours wondering what would I do if it failed.
And the same applies with running.
Spend a little time looking back on what you have achieved.
Don’t EVER look back and think I haven’t achieved much. It may be that you ran your first 10k, it may be that you completed a half marathon, you may have just started running. But look right back to when you started out.
And when it comes to your review – just compare yourself to YOU. Not what anyone else has done.
I bet you are a lot further forward than you thought you’d ever be.
And if you are currently looking forward wondering “what if” like I was when I first started out designing that logo… Just jump in with both feet and you might surprise yourself just as I did.
If you want something bad enough (and I really have a passion for running and helping others with their running) then it’ll happen.
P.S. We’ve only got 6 weeks left until our weekend in the New Forest.
The weekend break is designed to give you plenty of tips, ideas and information about a variety of subjects. From planning your training, to running techniques and even a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
All the details are here: https://runcamp.co.uk/home/newforestweekend
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!