I don't hate running, but I do hate disappointment, even more so when it's me I'm disappointed in. When I'm running/jogging, my brain tells me to go faster, "you can do better than this," but my body says "woah, hang on, I'm new to this and doing my best". I have to remind myself I am new to running. For some, it might be an easy hobby to start up, but for others, like myself, it takes hard work and some serious patience. While my body keeps saying "look, I am doing better each day", but mind keeps wanting to compare my abilities to others and say 'it's not good enough'. I need to stop that! I have to find a balance between pushing myself and being patient with my improvement. Last week it took me 20.5 minutes to run my first mile, yesterday I did it in 15 minutes and 37 seconds, almost 5 minutes faster than last week. I know there are some that would say 'big deal, I can do it in less than half that time', but I just have to keep reminding myself that I just started
running walking jogging last week, and I am getting faster, slowly but surely.
A very wise man once said:
"Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve"
Thanks for letting me pour my heart out.
I'm a little nervous for Sunday's weigh in.
Hopefully I don't face too many temptations this weekend!