I finished 30 Days of Running 5km every single day. This feels great. I set a goal. Followed a plan. Then, achieved the goal.
Wow! 29 days of running in a row.
One day left. Honestly, I felt like it was going to be a long and difficult task. Turns out that one day at a time and all of a sudden I’m at day 29.
Race day conditions are not known ahead of time. I am ready because I train in all weather.
My coworkers are starting to run during lunch break! This is amazing to see other people getting healthier too.
Encountered a new challenge today.
For 25 days I had been running in amazing weather conditions.
The wind didn’t slow my down though.
Personal Record Day!
Started practicing my next 30 Day Challenge. It’s sort of like a warm up jog to the start line. I started running 5km most days of the week before I started the 30 Days of Running. Now I’m practicing my next 30 day challenge in preparation.
Winter is coming to Minnesota. A cool run today. I brought along my youngest who enjoys watching the trail.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
– Benjamin Franklin
I’m making a good habit of running. :)
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
– Henry Miller
Success is like running.
Simple, not easy.
Runners jump out the door and start running.
Lazy people talk about all the painful steps.
Today I focused on my foot falls. For all 5,069 steps I made sure my toes were straight and my body in balance.
At the end of my run today I took inventory of my pain points. I imagine myself to be a sphere balancing on a wire. Any pain points will cause me to topple.
While checking my balance I noticed that my right foot was feeling tension. Turns out I had been curling my toes for the past 20 days of running. That explains the blisters on that foot.
I released the tension and straightened my toes. It felt strange to let go. I immediately noticed my balance improve. After 20 days of running I’m only beginning to learn the art of running.
Running is going to be a lifelong habit.
Perfect day for a run.
Cool and partly cloudy.
Also, made good time.
Committed to running every. Single. day.
I forced my body out the door for a run today.
Good run after the first kilometer was behind me.
Both boys came along in the stroller today. They love the outdoors.
Half of my journey is behind me. When I set out I thought 30 days was an enormous length of time. Turns out when I commit to 1 day steps it isn’t that long.
Read the first chapter of “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” by Haruki Murakami. The discipline of running is much bigger than I first envisioned. After 15 days of running I’m starting to see that I know nothing.
Refreshing start to my day! It was tough to motivate myself to get going, but once I was on the trail my body woke up and ran.
First early morning run of my 30 days of running. I timed it so the sun would be rising just as I finished. Great run!
A wonderful run around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, TX. First time running on a loose gravel surface. The extra balance required made the run more fun.
Amazing weather again, this time running with my youngest in the stroller, what another great run!
Amazing weather, running with my oldest in the stroller, what a great run!
Personal Record for running in sandals!
Actually, this was the first time I ran in sandals. Friday runs are my relaxing runs. In preparation for an upcoming trip to Austin, TX I thought I’d save luggage space and just pack sandals.
I’ve been preparing for running in sandals for some time. On my relaxed run days I focus on good form. My foot touches are soft and controlled. Good foot form is even more important on the hills where forces on my legs are extreme.
Sandal running was pleasant and I think I will do it again.
Sunshine and cool weather made for an awesome time running.
A real runner is out there for himself, and no one else. If it was about conflict, about proving superiority, you wouldn’t see them alone on the track at 4am, or on the streets in the pouring rain. – Ryan Holiday
Rain! I love the rain!
Today was a personal record day! WooHoo! Seems that the rain gave me extra strength. :)
The holiday weekend has given me plenty of opportunity to load up on carbs. :) Today’s run was fueled by carbs.
My dog came along on today’s run. It was finally cool enough for him to join me. He loves running. He also loves sleeping, especially after a good run.
I took my boys in the stroller along for this run. I’m going to be the fittest dad.
Today’s motivation comes from my work team’s quote board. We have a giant list of inspirational quotes that are displayed every time we log into our dashboard.
The one who wins the race in the long run is usually not the strongest or the fastest, but the one who has tried the hardest.
Walking into the office I over hear my 39yr old coworker saying,
You spend your whole life wrecking your body. Then after 40 you have to start taking care of yourself.
– 39yr old coworker
The 80/20 rule is BS. True success comes from the full 100 or not at all. I’ve been living at 80 my whole life. I’m doing well, but my full potential is waiting for me.
The extra 20 is going to take 80% the effort to achieve. That’s okay. That’s just how this works.
The world is full of 20 percenters. That’s really what they are. They only put in 20% effort but expect 100% of the results.
Plan. Plan. Then plan some more.
Every obstacle can be planned for. This isn’t new. I’m not the first. The successful people have left me a map. But I have only been reading 80% of the map. I ignore the troublesome 20%. I tell myself I’m doing well. Saving my energy. Only doing 80% is good enough.
Not true. 80% is not good enough.
They don’t hand out finisher jerseys to people who complete 80% of a marathon.
This is life. It is all or nothing.
September is my Birthday month. This year I’m doing something special that I have not done before. I’m going to time travel and give a birthday gift to my future 40 year old self.
Yep. Time travel.
I’m going to give my 40 year old self a happier, healthier life. For the entire month of September I’m going to run 5 kilometers every single day.
Every. Single. Day. I’m going to run 5 kilometers.
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The best time to plant healthy habits is also 20 years ago. My 40 year old self is going to swing in a hammock drinking a mai tai and reading a good book under the tree I’m planting today.
This all lines up with an even more special achievement on October 9th. This is a long shot, but if my 30 days of running go smooth then I will run my first marathon.