Earlier this week I was jogging around the local park and I caught myself staring mere feet in front of me. Due to being a beginner runner I was picking my line through the dirt and gravel only a few feet at a time. Thankfully, I know from mountain biking that you need to look far in front of you and have faith that your mind will process. The further you can look ahead, the more you can process and the faster you can go.
What an thought! I must look forward with everything in life and have faith I will get there
Running has been getting easier as I look at landmarks in the distance. Before, by focusing a few feet in front of me I was not allowing my body to find momentum in my stride.
Work is becoming more familiar and I’m finding confidence as I look to our goals and how I can help instead of what I need to walk in to do today. I don’t know everything today, but I will know more tomorrow than I did today and that is exactly how it should be.
I love living in Colorado now that we are planning ahead to try new restaurants, weekends in the mountains and making a bucket list for adventures.
I don’t believe I could ever be a person that doesn’t over analyze the details, but I can be a person that puts faith that I will make the right decisions, run my ass off in every workout and in due time the fruits of my labor will pay off.
Often it is the journey and not the destination that teaches and molds us into who we are when we finally reach our destination.
Some reminders for when I get frustrated with myself:
As you run, look forward and embrace the work out for what it is today knowing that tomorrow will be easier and you will get faster with time.
Looking at your career today know that it builds off every experience and person you have met in the past. Look forward to your goals while treating every opportunity and obstacle as a training run.
When the next move happens, bend and jump when needed having faith that you will land where you belong. Life is an adventure and if history is a lesson plan, you have always landed where you belong.
You will always walk side by side with your future wife. Do not ever take steps in fear but instead with faith as your destination together is the journey of a lifetime.
When things are hard, don’t put your head down and push through as you’ll miss the view. Instead, look forward past the hardship and have faith that if you keep trying it will get easier.
Today’s long run will one day be a warm up.