When you’re focused on a far-reaching goal, sometimes the mountain of work ahead of you can seem insurmountable. The evidence, inevitably, will arise to show you that the goal is, in fact, too much, the bar too high, the race too long or too fast. But all too often, we’re just preparing to fail before we even give ourselves a chance.
My “Big BQ Adventure,” as I have named my own lofty goal, has reached such a breaking point. My 800s aren’t quite fast enough, my old mystery-knee-tendonitis is resurfacing and I’m tired. My mind is at its limit and I haven’t even reached 50 miles per week yet!
Usually running teaches me so many life lessons, but this time it’s the other way around. My running is suffering at the hands of me, my own worst enemy, and it’s time to find a little perspective. Read more >>