Running: you get out, what you put in

Yesterday I read somewhere someone said “running is the easiest sport.”  I immediately thought, your high, there is no way running is the easiest sport.

It got me thinking about how mentally and physically tough running can be.  But the cool thing about it is, you get out what you put in.

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I think this is true for a lot of things in life.  How hard are you willing to work for it?  How bad do you want it?

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we sometimes get caught up comparing ourselves to others, and it causes us to loose motivation or feel like we’re not fast enough, skinny enough, strong enough or whatever. 

We all know there is always going to be someone out there that is faster than you, etc so I want to challenge you to bring your focus back onto yourself. 

What P.R you want to crush?

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I know when I focus on my goals at my current fitness level, I feel much more confident in my abilities.  I look forward to seeing my progress and that evolved into my excitement for what I’m doing.  <-Happy runner.

I set hard to reach, but also attainable goals and pour myself into achieving what I set out to do.  Not gonna lie, most of the fun is working my butt off to reach my goals.  And when I do, I celebrate and set another one.  Overachiever status, right there!

I really want this blog to be relatable.  I’m a normal (okay normal might be a stretch) girl who struggles with some of the same stuff you do.  I don’t have it all together, but I do try to align my goals with my abilities and push myself to be better than I was before.  It’s hard not to fall into the comparison trap, but let those who are “better” than you, be your inspiration!

We all have it in us, what are you going to do about it?

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0 Comments on “Running: you get out, what you put in

  1. Comparison is hard for me. And when I read/see other runners or bloggers doing better, I wonder as to why I am not there, why it isn’t me. But you are right. What you put in, is what you get out. I have to focus and work harder to reach those goals of mine and understand it’s not just about getting there, it’s about the journey/effort in doing so.

  2. Ugh. I struggle with comparing myself to others totally. But my coach reminds me that my journey is my own and that I can only look at my own progress and go from there. Others can be inspiration, but I should not try to be them. Only myself. Great post.

  3. LOVED this post. Just recently came upon your blog and I love it! I’m thinking of printing out that first motivational image and bringing it with me to my treadmill runs. I’m a relatively new runner and love reading all about your insights.

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