"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." Thomas CarlyleI couldn't believe I slept in until 8 am. As I walked out the door this morning I was giving myself a lip lashing.
"UGh, Nita, it is 8:19 that means you will not be home until almost 10am. Anita, you have to be more disciplined. You have to be more focused."
Because I did not go to sleep early I woke up late.
Because I woke up late:
- It was already getting hot.
- I was going to be home late and had a lot to do.
- I was in a hurry and didn't take time to stretch or put my hydration belt on.
- I forgot to eat and my sugar drops which gives an uneasy and fearful run.
As I was on my turn around at mile 5 I was done verbally disciplining myself. I decide to take on a new approach- Physical Punishment!
And again this is what I told myself...
"Anita, this pain is temporary. It is going to be over with in less than 40 minutes. But the pain of not accomplishing the goal is going to haunt you forever. The pain of cheating yourself because of lack of discipline or whining is a far worst pain. So suck it up and get serious. Run. And Run Hard. Make It count."
And that is what we did. Yes, It hurt. But even in the Pain there was Peace.
There are many things we put off or throw in the towel in at. We take the easy road, or the short cut. As soon as it hurts or we are a little uncomfortable we look for an escape route. But in the end WE know that doesn't get the job done and at the end of the day we have this nagging emotion we can not put our finger on. Our minds do not let us forget our procrastination or lack of discipline.
NIKE says it best: JUST DO IT
The RunDown:Total Miles: 10.24
Average Pace: 8:06
Fastest Mile: 7:52