Welcome to November. I’m goal-oriented, God help me.
Yesterday I went for a run and I was about to wind down when the rain came. For whatever reason I kept running, once you are damp it doesn’t matter. It felt amazing. My mind and body finally decided to click and get along again. I have been talking about my lack of passion for running lately but I swear it hit me hard yesterday.
I thrive on goals, I miss doing races, and to keep my training sharp I’ve signed up for a personal challenge. For the next 21 days my goal is to run 5 miles a day. I hesitate even telling everyone, but it does hold me accountable. That’s 105 miles for those counting at home. Oi.
Why 5? It sounded good, that’s it. Why 21? Some say it takes 21 days to make a habit, and running needs to come back to me. And it’s a new month, what’s life without a healthy challenge now and then?
I honestly have no idea how easy or hard this is going to be, but I tried to make the goal attainable — assuming I can do it because I already workout daily.
The disclaimer: if I start to hurt I will stop, I’m not that crazy. I don’t recommend running daily. There might be days where I run less and sneak in more miles elsewhere. I make no claim to have an itching to be an ultra-marathoner.
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Edmund Hillary
Any November goals you want to set for yourself? What’s one change you think you could stick to daily for a few weeks? Misery loves company, mwhaha.