2012 was officially the “Year of Changes” for me. Below are the five biggest changes I made and the lessons I learned from them…that you can learn too. Became an early riser. I started studying what successful people do and one of the glaring things that stood out to me was that they all wake […]
Competition is a powerful fuel for motivation.
As I mentioned recently, I ran my first 10k race. Without that race pending on my calendar for three months, I would currently be able to run about 17 consecutive feet…maybe. I would weigh about 20 pounds more. I would not be waking up before 6:00am every day and writing. I would generally feel like crap and be a lot less productive.
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Why did I finish the race? Why did I train so hard? Why am I now targeting at least one more race this year and a few next year, including setting a goal to run the half marathon next fall in less than 1:54? Because I am competitive. I was not going to fail.
I learned a valuable lesson running my first 10K. As I rounded the last turn into the baseball stadium, I suddenly realized that I only had 0.1 miles left. That is usually good news but the problem was that I thought I had another 0.5 miles left. I had a goal time of 62:30, just […]