Today I did my second 1/2 marathon, and it was a success! My main goal going in was beat my last time, and I did.
However, it is amazing how we as people can do incredible things (like wake up at 4am to voluntarily compete in a race that last for 13.1 miles) and STILL feel like what we did wasn't good enough. I struggle with that perfectionist mind set frequently; "Why didn't I beat my time by this amount?" "What about that one mile that I ran a little slower where I could have pushed harder?"
When I run, for the first three miles I am really just finding my groove. For the next 3 or so I am wondering why I even signed up (lol) and for all the miles following, I usually get in a meditative state and feel like I am doing something bigger than myself. Today however, was different. I was really in my head and my current emotional state outside of running affected my experience.
I think we all have moments in life like this. Ebb and flow. Being on over drive vs. finding that zen, present moment that helps us connect to life.
I decided I want to give myself grace today, because it's easy to be overly critical of ourselves, but sometimes you just got to accept the accomplishes you made, and set even bigger goals for next time.
I showed up. I competed. I learned. I beat my time. Next time I will do better. :)
- xo, Brittany
Daily dad joke #10:
I recently had a Hokey Pokey addiction.. but I've since turned myself around.