Today was the start of my training for the Broad Street Run in Philly (a 10 mile run), which is held on May 3rd this year. I am not an avid runner and I think this challenge will be a big stretch for me. I did do the Jingle Bell Run in December, which was a fun moment in life. The thing about training is that it takes a lot of discipline...a lot of sacrifice...and endurance.
I ran three miles on the eliptical tonight, which was a good and simple start. It is fun to me to think that doing the eliptical is now a break in my mind. When I run on the treadmill, I feel like it takes more work because it gets boring and pushes me harder. The eliptical is like getting a treat...even when it is 3 miles at a time. I find myself thinking to myself - "If I run hard today...I'll give myself a break on the eliptical tomorrow". And because that is a part of my training I can do that. If someone told me that that would be my thought process a few months ago I would have told them they were crazy! So this gives me hope.
Hope that it might not be as ridiculous as it sounds...10 miles.
Regardless...this is gonna take some work...
I am working on some other goals to go along with this ambitious feet of a 10 mile run. They run along the same line as the discipline concept that will be needed. Two of the goals include:
1. Being in the Word every day. I am hungry for consistency in this area of my life with Jesus.
2. Drinking more water daily. I am going to limit myself to no more than one cup of a caffeinated drink per day and will push to drink more water. I am looking into getting a cool water bottle because we all know that a lot of this is a mental game and well...I'm silly like that. It's the little things in life, right?