My Own Worst Enemy
I am my own worst enemy. When it comes to running, I lack patience, discipline (in certain areas), control, restraint, and perspective. So many times, I see my run in that very moment and not how it is going to help me to reach my goal 6 months from now. I recognize this and I’m working on. I promise. Today, I have proof….
This morning Mario and I went out for a 6 mile run. I think sometimes I scare Mario because I’m not as careful as I should be when crossing the street. If a car starts to slow down, I cross the street. Well I think I gave Mario a slight heart attack this morning as we were running back home. Don’t pedestrians always have the right of way? He was planning to go a little faster on the 3 miles back home anyway and instead of suffering through more scares, he went on ahead. Normally, I would have been right there with him. But I didn’t go. I thought about my small steps to getting healthy. I thought about all of the advice I have received from my running friends. Patience. Perspective. Discipline. For a brief moment, I thought about how everyone else on the street must be thinking she can’t keep up with him. I let it go. I did what was best for me and I was proud of that.
I don’t want to be my own worst enemy. I want to be my biggest ally.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,