There are times in my life where I find myself unfulfilled on an intangible level. I cannot explain why, or put my finer on it, but it just makes me restless. It is times like these that I seek the attention of an exciting, positive and challenging goal. One that can breathe a renewed purpose into my life and channel away the restlessness.
My latest noble pursuit in my first half-marathon which is just a week away. For the last few weeks this 13.1 miles has got me waking up with a mission and purpose to push my body the furthest is has ever been. The daily grind rarely, if ever provides us with the opportunity to be truly courageous, to show the world what we are really made of. To truly recognize our own greatness. Which is why I compete in these events. I started out doing 5Ks, then 10Ks, and I have completed two sprint triathlons. And now half-marathon seems fitting to add to my fitness resume.
Competing in all these events provides me the physical proof that I am more capable than I have ever realized. My fitness quests have raised the bar of what I thought might be possible. In these events, I focus on reaching my personal best, which has now helped me set and break records off the course in my personal life.
My competition has inspires me to be a person who realizes a worthy ideal. I am becoming a person who does a job because that is what I have decided to do….deliberately. This is how I measure success. In my professional career I wanted on being a good salesman, so I focused on what it would take to be to become a topnotch salesman. Some people have goals and some people do not, but I have learned to be successful in life you need to have goals. There is no competition in life unless we make it for ourselves.
So I have shown myself that by setting goals and achieving them I can make a positive change in my life. So tomorrow I am will wake up early. Make a hardy breakfast. Check a few emails. Watching a little Sports Center, and stretch. Then I will head out for what will be my last long run before next week’s half-marathon.
I fashion myself a newly spiritual chap, so I have chosen to run along the Hudson River for tomorrow morning’s run. I am a Pisces, and I feel my strongest and centered along the water. I tend do my best running there, because I can keep going and going and going with little fatigue.
Last week I came up with a name for my running along the Hudson….Cathardio. (Cathartic + Cardio)The feel good type of running. If you are a runner, you know what I am talking about.