Thursday, April 05, 2012
I know I haven't been around much lately, but I promise I've been busy. I need a sign to put on my Spark page that says "Gone Runnin'" like the "Gone Fishin'" sign my dad has hanging up by the lake.
Since I'm up to running 4 days a week now, plus Zumba, plus swimming, plus all my other extra-curriculars, it leaves little time for all this other stuff. But I'm still Sparking every day when I can.
I just have a very simple musing on "Achievement" today that I wanted to share. Bear with me here because I'm currently experiencing a mix of runner's high and caffeine, but...
There is NO better feeling in the world than that of accomplishment. The feeling of setting a goal, pushing yourself to get there and then meeting, or even exceeding, that goal. It doesn't matter what it is - big or small - but the self-love that comes along with accomplishment is incomparable. No other person, no pet, no addiction, nothing, can give you the same kind of love that you can give yourself when you achieve your dreams.
I just ran 4 miles. No big deal for me really - I ran 10 on Sunday. But tonight I understood that feeling of accomplishment for what I have done. I am SO proud of myself every single time I lace on those shoes and get out there and do what I have set forth as my goal. Tonight, 4 miles was my goal. It wasn't my easiest run. It wasn't my best run. But I met a goal and it feels damn good.
I think I'm getting my Spark back you guys. I'm zoning in on my 2 year Sparkversary and I think I've rediscovered something that I've been missing for a while. There's more in store. I can feel it!
Spark On my friends. Do it for yourself. It's the BEST feeling in the world!