Monday, September 17, 2012
I have this hill on my running route that is very difficult for me to run up the whole way. Well, yesterday, I chose my 5 mile route and I came upon that hill right after I hit mile 4. I looked at it in the distance and told myself I was going to jog up to the top this time.
Although I had accomplished this feat in the past, I had not done so this season. There are farm fields on my route and the poison plane (crop duster) was fly too frequently (and I noticed the farmer is now using Hyland seeds) so I changed my location to run.
Back to the story, I told myself I was going to make it up that hill without stopping and about 1/4 of the way up, I was wanting to walk. I stuck with the plan and made it to the top. I was huffing and puffing and absolutely needed a walk break at the top, but I did it once again.
Now, I am telling myself that I can do certain things if I just make the determination that is what I am going to do then "Just Do It". Too often I say I am going to do something but never fully commit to actually accomplishing the task. Just knowing that I can still make it up that hill (which, by the way, was a goal of mine when I first started running) has given me a new sense of empowerment.
There is a phrase I heard on the Frasier show "Commit to Commitment" too often I just do not commit to achieving what I want to do.